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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Vogelsbergkreis (until 1972 Büdingen)
Additions: 1972-4 Betzenrod, Breungeshain, Burkhards, Busenborn, Eichelsachsen, Einartshausen, Eschenrod, Götzen, Kaulstoß, Michelbach, Rainrod, Rudingshain, Sichenhausen, Wingershausen

Schotten received city rights in 1354, but the oldest known seals of the city date from the 16thcentury. The seal showed a shield with a bird on a mountain. This is likely a canting arms for the Vogelsberg (Bird-mountain) region. It may, however, also be derived from the arms of the Lords of Weinsberg, who also used a eagle-like bird in their arms. In 1326 Konrad of Weinsberg acquired the village.
The arms were officially granted in 1962 and the hill in the base was replaced by a ball.

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

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