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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
(de) Unter blauem Schildhaupt, darin ein linkshin liegendes goldenes Schwert, in Gold ein aus dem Unterrand emporkommendes schwarzes Patriarchenhochkreuz.
The arms are a combination of elements of the arms of the two former municipalities. The cross is taken from the old arms of Dornstadt, ans is a symbol for the former Elchingen monastery, which owned a large part of the territory. The sword is taken from the arms of Tomerdingen, and is a symbol of the high court of justice of the Elchingen monastery which was situated in Tomerdingen.
The sword can also be seen as a symbol for the large German military garrison in the municipality.
Postal cancellation 2003
Literature : Bardua, 1987