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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Schwandorf (until 1973 a free Urban District)
Additions : 1972 Ettmannsdorf, Fronberg, Haselbach, Krondorf, Kronstetten; 1976 Gögglbach; 1978 Bubach an der Naab, Dachelhofen, Klardorf, Naabeck, Neukirchen, Wiefelsdorf

Wappen von Schwandorf/Arms (crest) of Schwandorf
Official blazon

Geteilt; oben in Schwarz ein wachsender, rot gekrönter goldener Löwe, unten die bayerischen Rauten, belegt mit einem schwarzen Filzstiefel.

English blazon wanted


The oldest seal of the city dates from around 1300 and shows in the upper half the lion of the Pfalz, and in the lower half a kind of fence with points, most likely red in silver. The fence also appeared alone on a small seal form the 15th century. Later the fence was replaced by the diamonds of Bayern and the boot was added. The boot has been explained as the symbol of the medieval Count Eckhart, but the origin is not really known. The size and shape of the boot has changed widely during the centuries, and in the 19th century sometimes a spur was added to the boot.

Coat of arms (crest) of Schwandorf

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Wappen von Schwandorf/Coat of arms (crest) of Schwandorf

The arms by Tyroff (1835)
Wappen von Schwandorf/Coat of arms (crest) of Schwandorf

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

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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