Freudenberg am Main

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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Main-Tauber Kreis (until 1973 Tauberbischofsheim)
Additions: 1972 Boxtal, Ebenheid, Rauenberg, Wessental

Wappen von Freudenberg am Main/Arms (crest) of Freudenberg am Main
Official blazon
German In geviertem Schild in Feld 1 in Silber ein halber rotbewehrter schwarzer Adler, in Feld 2 in Blau ein goldener Wellenbalken, in Feld 3 in Blau eine goldene Rose, in Feld 4 in Silber ein abgerundeter schwarzer Dreifels.
English blazon wanted


Freudenberg received city rights in 1333. The city used in the 14th century a seal with an eagle and rose derived from the arms of the Counts of Wertheim-Breuberg, who governed the city at the time. In 1612 the city became a possession of the State of Würzburg and the new seals showed St. Lawrence, the local patron saint, as well as the arms of Bishop Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn. Seals with similar compositions were used until the late 19th century when new arms were devised. These showed an eagle and rose from the Counts of Wertheim, the local landscape and a small shield with a bar (Main ?).

The present arms were officially granted in 1962 and show in the right half the symbols of the Counts of Wertheim, and in the upper left half a wavy bar for the Main river, and in the lower left half some hills, symbolising the local geographical situation.

Siegel von Freudenberg am Main

The seal from 1617-1776
Siegel von Freudenberg am Main

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Freudenberg am Main/Coat of arms (crest) of Freudenberg am Main

The arms as shown in the 1950s

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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