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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

OFFENBACH AM GLAN

State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Birkenfeld

Origin/meaning:
Offenbach received city rights in 1330 from Emperor Ludwig of Bayern. The oldest seals of the city date from the late 15th century and already show the arms. The wavy bend is a canting symbol (Bach=stream). The star most likely was a symbol of the local court. The meaning of the rose is not known.

Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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