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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Neckar-Odenwald Kreis (until 1973 Odenwaldkreis)
Additions : 1971 Hemsbach; 1974 Bofsheim; 1975 Schlierstadt

Wappen von Osterburken/Arms (crest) of Osterburken
Official blazon
German In Silber ein sechsspeichiges rotes Rad.
English blazon wanted


Osterburken was a possession of the Counts of Hanau and received city rights in 1356 from Emperor Charles IV. In 1376 the city became part of the State of Mainz and remained so until 1802. From the first known seal, dating from the 16th century, the city has used the wheel of Mainz on its arms. In the 19th century, when the city was part of Baden, the colours were changed from black in silver, but in the late 19th century the colours of Mainz were restored. However, the colours were exchanged, the original arms showed a white wheel on a red field.

Siegel von Osterburken

The seal from 1616-1625
Siegel von Osterburken

The seal from the late 19th century
Wappen von Osterburken/Coat of arms (crest) of Osterburken

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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