Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry
State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Kronach
Additions : 1978 Beikheim
The arms were granted on August 10, 1981.
The base shows a basket, a symbol for the historical tradition of basket weaving in the municipality. The upper half combines the arms of the Lords of Redwitz and the Dukes of Sachsen-Coburg. The first owned most of the villages of Schneckenlohe and Beikheim, the latter in Mödlitz. The arms were slightly changed, the bend in the Redwitz arms was changed into the leaf-crown of Sachsen and the colour of the Sachsen leaf-crown was changed into red for a heraldically more acceptable combination.
Literature : Image and information obtained from the Schneckenlohe council.