Frankfurt am Main

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN

State : Hessen
Urban District (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Frankfurt am Main
Additions : 1877 Bornheim; 1895 Bockenheim; 1900 Niederrad, Oberrad, Seckbach; 1910 Berkersheim, Bonames, Eckenheim, Eschersheim, Ginnheim, Hausen, Heddernheim, Niederursel, Praunheim, Preungesheim, Rödelheim; 1928 Fechenheim, Griesheim, Höchst am Main (1917 Sindlingen), Nied, Schwanheim (Frankfurt), Sossenheim, Unterliederbach, Zeilsheim; 1972 Harheim, Kalbach, Nieder-Erlenbach, Nieder-Eschbach; 1977 Bergen-Enkheim

Wappen von Frankfurt am Main

Official blazon

  • (de) In Rot einen golden gekrönten silbernen Adler, in Gold und Blau bewehrt und bezungt.

Origin/meaning

The arms show the Imperial eagle, as the city was granted the rank of Imperial City in 1245. It is likely that the colours initially were the imperial colours. The present colours are known since around 1400. The crown was later added, as was the blue colour of claws and tongue.

The arms have basically never changed since, although the shape and size of the eagle have varied widely. Only from 1925-1936 a radically different eagle was used.


Arms of Frankfurt am Main

The arms in the late 15th century
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The arms in a manuscript +/- 1530
Arms of Frankfurt am Main

The arms in a 17th century manuscript
Münze von Frankfurt am Main

Coin of Frankfurt from 1606
Münze von Frankfurt am Main

Coin of Frankfurt from 1784
Münze von Frankfurt am Main

Coin of Frankfurt from 1861
Siegel von Frankfurt am Main

Seal of Frankfurt around 1900
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The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
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The arms from around +/- 1925
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The arms on a British cigarette card, +/- 1906
Wappen von Frankfurt am Main

The arms from around +/- 1920
Wappen von Frankfurt am Main

The arms from 1925-1936
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The arms from 1925-1936 on a seal of the town
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The arms from around +/- 1910
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The arms on a postcard, +/- 1948
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The arms on a matchbox label, 1960s
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Municipal stationery, 1960s

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Literature : Main image by Massimo Ghirardi; Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.