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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

OTTOBEUREN

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Unterallgäu (until 1972 Memmingen)

Origin/meaning:
The arms are derived form the arms of the Benedictine monastery and convent in Ottobeuren.

The first arms were granted in 1818 and showed a church with two towers, standing on a hill. This obviously symbolised the monastery and the convent. On the seals of the municipality the church was shown without the hill. In 1938 the present arms were granted, which are a combination of arms used by the monastery and the convent respectively. It took more than a century to change the arms, as already in 1835 the population of Ottobeuren voted for arms based on the arms of the monastery instead of the church.

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



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