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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

SCHÖNWALD

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Wunsiedel (until 1973 Rehau)

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted in 1938.
The chief shows the arms of the Hohenzollern family, as they (as Margraves of Nürnberg) acquired the estate and village of Schönwald in 1412. The lower half, three pine trees, is canting, the name means 'beautiful forest'.

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



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