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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Bayern
Free Urban District (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Schwabach

The arms were granted in 1953 and are based on the oldest seal of the city, which is known since 1329, but probably dates from 1330, when Schwabach received town rights. The bridge is the local bridge, first mentioned in 1343, the tower is most likely the Kammerstein castle. The eagle is the Imperial eagle and represents the imperial estates in the city, the lion is the lion of Nassau as the Counts of Nassau ruled the city since 1299 as Imperial vassals.

Since the 15th and until the 19th century the city used different arms, combining the lion with the arms of the (Hohen)Zollern dynasty, as well as symbols for the Beer brewing industry in the city, see below.

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s

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