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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Hohenlohekreis (until 1973 Öhringen)
Additions: 1972 Ernsbach, Muthof, Sindringen, Wohlmuthausen

Wappen von Forchtenberg/Arms (crest) of Forchtenberg
Official blazon
German In Rot der stehende, golden nimbierte und silbern gerüstete Erzengel Michael mit goldenem Kreuzspeer, den Rachen des silbernen Lindwurms durchbohrend.
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The village was granted city rights by count Rupert von Dürn in 1298. Probably at the same time the first seal was used. Unfortunately it is lost. The oldest seal from Forchtenberg dates from the 15th century. It already shows the archangel Michael, the patron saint of the city. Ever since the archangel has been on the seals and arms of the town, although the composition has changed throughout the centuries.

The colours became official only in 1936. The arms were confirmed in slightly changed colours on June 7, 1978.

Siegel von Forchtenberg

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Forchtenberg/Coat of arms (crest) of Forchtenberg

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Forchtenberg/Coat of arms (crest) of Forchtenberg

The arms shown in an album from 1952

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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