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Wappen von Schotten/Arms (crest) of Schotten

Country : Germany

State : Hessen

District (Kreis) : Vogelsbergkreis

(until 1972 Büdingen)

Additions: (to see click on expand)

  • 1970 Breungeshain
  • 1970 Busenborn
  • 1970 Eichelsachsen
  • 1970 Eschenrod
  • 1970 Götzen
  • 1970 Michelbach
  • 1970 Rainrod
  • 1970 Rudingshain
  • 1972 Betzenrod
  • 1972 Burkhards
  • 1972 Einartshausen
  • 1972 Kaulstoß
  • 1972 Sichenhausen
  • 1972 Wingershausen

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Official blazon
German Im blauen Schild auf einer wachsenden goldenen Kugel ein flugbereiter rotbewehrter silberner Vogel.
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Schotten received city rights in 1354, but the oldest known seals of the city date from the 16th century. The seal showed a shield with a bird on a mountain. This is likely a canting arms for the Vogelsberg (Bird-mountain) region. It may, however, also be derived from the arms of the Lords of Weinsberg, who also used a eagle-like bird in their arms. In 1326 Konrad of Weinsberg acquired the village.

The arms were officially granted in 1962 and the hill in the base was replaced by a ball.

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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