Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry
State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Berchtesgadener Land
Additions : 1978 Saaldorf, Surheim
The arms were granted on October 13, 1981.
The wavy division line symbolises the Sur, the river that runs through the municipality. The wheel in the upper half symbolises the importance of the roads through the municipality. The fleur-de-lis connected to the wheel are the symbol of St. Rupert, patron saint of the village. The silver and red colours are taken from the arms of the diocese and State of Salzburg, to which the area historically belonged.
The lower half is derived from the arms of the Counts of Kuenburg, who had several possession in the Northern part of the municipality. The wheat ear was added as a symbol of agriculture.
Literature : Information provided by the Saaldorf-Surheim council