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Province : Bratislava

Bratislava (Erb, znak)

Official blazon


The arms were already used in the first half of the 13th century on the seals of the city. The arms are typical city arms from these times. The colours are known since 1436 and haven't changed since. On July 8 and 9, 1436 the city received its arms. The city especially demanded a copy of the document in case of damage or fire, but they both still survive.

Arms (crest) of Bratislava

The arms on the document from 1436.
Arms of Bratislava

The arms in the late 15th century
Wappen von Bratislava

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (+/- 1910)
Arms (crest) of Bratislava

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1930
Arms (crest) of Bratislava

The arms in the town (image by François Velde)

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Literature : Kartous et al, 1991; Slowakei - Spaziergänge durch die Jahrhunderte der Städte und Städchen. Piroda, Bratislava, 1994 (German version, ISBN 80-07-00531-5); Kartous and Vrteľ , 2000; Novákov, 2006