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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

STEINBACH AM TAUNUS

District (Kreis) : Hochtaunuskreis (until 1975 Obertaunuskreis)

State : Hessen

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted in 1964 and was newly devised, as no historical seals or arms were known. The arms show the local fountain. Formerly the water was collected in a large wooden barrel surrounding the fountain, which is symbolise d in the arms. This was a peculiar sight and the village was nicknamed 'Steinbach in der Bütt', or 'Steinbach in the barrel'.

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



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