Homburg am Main
HOMBURG AM MAIN
Homburg developed around the castle of the same name and received city rights in 1332. The city was a fortress of the Bishops of Würzburg. The oldest seal dates from 1644 and shows already a fork and roses. The fork was used to catch otters in the Main river. The roses are derived from the arms of the Counts of Wertheim who ruled the city as vassals for the bishops.
Later the fork was mis-interpreted as a castle, resulting in the present shape.
This page is part of the German heraldry portal
Heraldry of the World
Selected collector's items from Germany:
Contact and Support
Your logo here ?
© since 1995, Heraldry of the World, Ralf Hartemink
Index of the site