Heraldry of the World

The largest heraldry site on the net, with presently coats of arms on-line !

You are here : Home > Europe > Germany > S


Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Amberg-Sulzbach (until 1973 Sulzbach-Rosenberg)

Wappen von Sulzbach-Rosenberg

The fleur-de-lis are the legendary (fake) arms of the medieval Counts of Sulzbach and Kastl. They already appear on the oldest known seal of the city, dating from the early 14th century. All later seals and images show the same arms, with the exception from 1364-1396 when the city was part of Bohemia. During this period the seals showed a city wall, with a small shield with the lion of Bohemia. Only once, on a decoration in the city hall dating from 1550, two savages were shown as supporters.

Use of the arms in the city :


Wappen von Sulzbach-Rosenberg
Manhole cover (source)

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

Home © Ralf Hartemink 1996, ->

See also my other sites Food-Info.net and Food Dictionary

This site is private and non-commercial. All sources are mentioned when known. If you own copyrights to the information provided and are not mentioned, please contact the webmaster.

The information (texts or pictures) of this site may be used for private purposes but only after permission of the webmaster and with credit/link to this site. Be aware that for many non-commercial purposes permission of the (municipal) council to which the arms belong is needed ! When not sure, contact the council.
Use of the images in Wikipedia is allowed with reference to this site and/or the original source as mentioned on the site. Use template {{ngw}} for Dutch images and {{ngw2}} for non-Dutch images and always add original source. It is not allowed to use texts of this site on Wikipedia without permission !

For commercial purposes permission of the council as well as the webmaster of this site is always needed. The webmaster of this site is not responsible for commercial use of the material provided.
Disclaimer last changed on April 29, 2008 (addition Wikipedia templates), previous change January 2007 (addition Wikipedia text), previous change 2001.