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FRANKENBERG

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Waldeck-Frankenberg (until 1973 Frankenberg)
Additions : 1971 Dörnholzhausen, Friedrichshausen, Geismar, Haubern, Hommershausen, Rengershausen, Röddenau, Rodenbach, Schreufa, Viermünden, Wangershausen, Willersdorf

Wappen von Frankenberg

Official blazon

(de)

Origin/meaning

Frankenberg became a city in the middle of the 13th century. The oldest seal dates from 1249 and shows a city wall with five towers. The smaller seals, also dating from the late 13th century, show however the lion of Hessen above three canting hills (Berg). During the later centuries the latter composition was used as arms, whereas the older composition with the city wall was still used on the seals.

Seal of Frankenberg

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Frankenberg

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Frankenberg

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.