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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Amberg-Sulzbach (until 1973 Amberg)
Additions: 1972 Großschönbrunn, Seugast, Thansüß

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

Geteilt; oben in Schwarz schräg gekreuzt ein silberner Bergmannshammer und eine silberne Hacke mit goldenen Stielen, unten die bayerischen Rauten.

English blazon wanted


The arms were granted in 1569 by Prince Friedrich III of the Pfalz. The upper half shows some mining tools, as silver and lead mining were of great importance in the area. The lower half shows the diamonds of the Wittelsbach family, Princes of the Pfalz. The original arms also showed the lion of the Pfalz as a supporter behind the shield. In the 19th century the lion was shown beside the shield, but at present the supporter is again sometimes use dby the municipality, again behind the shield.

Siegel von Freihung

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

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

The arms with the supporter.
Wappen von Freihung/Coat of arms (crest) of Freihung

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum

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