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SCHWEINFURT

State : Bayern
Urban district (Stadtkreis) : Schweinfurt
Additions : 1919 Oberndorf

Wappen von Schweinfurt

Official blazon

In Blau ein silberner Adler.

Origin/meaning

The arms show the Imperial Eagle. The eagle already appears on the oldest coins of the city, which date from the middle of the 13th century. The oldest seal, dating from around 1280, also shows the eagle, as do all 8 other historical seals of the city.

The colours on the other hand have changed regularly :
In the 15th century silver in black, in 1608 mentioned as silver in violet, later black in gold. Since 1771 the present colours are commonly used. Why these colours are chosen is not known.

Siegel von Schweinfurt

Seal from around 1900
Siegel von Schweinfurt

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Schweinfurt

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

The arms in the Abadie albums


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s Bayern.jpg