Steinheim (Hanau)

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STEINHEIM AM MAIN

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Main-Kinzig Kreis (until 1974 Offenbach)
Additions : 1938 Gross-Steinheim, Klein-Steinheim Incorporated into : 1974 Hanau

Wappen von Steinheim (Hanau)

Official blazon

(de)

Origin/meaning

Steinheim received city rights in 1320 from King Ludwig of Bayern. From 1425-1802 the city was a possession of the State of Mainz, since 1802 Steinheim is part of Hessen.

The arms are based on the oldest known seal, which dates from the mid 15th century. The seal showed an Archbishop of Mainz standing behind a wheel, the symbol of the State of Mainz. Later seals only showed the wheel with the letters ST, but in the 19th century the city returned to the old composition. The arms were officially granted in 1952.

Wappen von Steinheim (Hanau)

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


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.