Offenbach am Main

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OFFENBACH AM MAIN

State : Hessen
Urban District (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Offenbach
Additions : 1908 Bürgel; 1938 Bieber; 1948 Rumpenheim

Wappen von Offenbach am Main

Official blazon

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Origin/meaning

The oak tree in the arms is derived from the historical Dreieich (three-oaks) district. The oak appears already in the oldest seal of the city, known since 1639. In the 19th century the oak was placed in a shield and the colours were defined. Still sometimes the arms were shown in more natural colours, see below.

Seal of Offenbach am Main

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Offenbach am Main

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Offenbach am Main

The arms of Offenbach as shown in the 1890s
Wappen von Offenbach am Main

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms of Offenbach am Main

The arms in the Abadie albums


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.