Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry
State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Ansbach (until 1973 Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
The arms were granted in 1958.
The shield is divided according to the arms of Franken (Franconia), a symbol for the village of Frankenheim. The two lions are taken from the arms of the Hohenlohe dynasty. The family owned the local castle and a branch of the family named itself Von Schillingsfürst. The colour of the local lion was adopted to the colours of the shield, the lower lion is in the original colour.
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.