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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

BAD SOBERNHEIM

State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Bad Kreuznach

Origin/meaning:
The arms of Bad Sobernheim were granted on May 31, 1924.

The arms are based on the oldest seals of Sobernheim, which had received city rights in 1330. Until 1471 the seals only showed the wheel of the State of Mainz, as the city was part of Mainz. From 1471-1798 the city was part of the Pfalz and the seals thus showed the lion of the Pfalz. These two symbols were combined in the new arms. The base symbolises the Rhine river.

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



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