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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Ortenaukreis (until 1973 Wolfach)
Additions : 1971 Kinzigtal; 1975 Kirnbach

Wappen von Wolfach/Arms (crest) of Wolfach
Official blazon
German In Blau eine goldene Wolfsangel.
English blazon wanted


The city was founded by the Lords of Wolfach in 1260. In the 14th century the city became the capital of the Counts of Fürstenberg. The oldest seal dates from 1370 and shows a banner with the wolf's-hook (Wolfsangel), the symbol used by the Lords of Wolfach. All later seals show the banner, accompanied most often by some stars

The seals of the city:

The oldest use of official arms date from the 19th century and these arms showed only the hook. Older images, since the 16th century, have shown the use of the hook as a city symbol, but not in official arms. The colours differed widely in the different images, and were officially determined in 1956.

Wappen von Wolfach/Coat of arms (crest) of Wolfach

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

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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