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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Tirschenreuth
Additions : 1972 Ellenfeld, Thanhausen; 1978 Hohenthan (partly), Schwarzenbach (partly)

Wappen von Bärnau/Arms (crest) of Bärnau
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German In Silber auf grünem Rasen stehend ein schwarzer Bär, der an rotem Halsriemen einen gevierten Schild trägt; darin 1 und 4 in Schwarz ein rot gekrönter und rot bewehrter goldener Löwe, 2 und 3 die bayerischen Rauten.
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The arms show a canting bear (Bär) wearing the arms of the Kings of Bayern (quartered the lion of the Pfalz (Palatinate) and the diamonds of Bayern). The bear stands on a green meadow, also a canting element (Au). The composition of bear with Bayern already appears on the oldest known seal of the city, dating from 1405.

The oldest coloured image dates from 1568 and shows a brown bear in a golden field. In 1819 the then silver field had to be replaced by blue and the arms of Bayern were removed. In the late 19th century the present arms were restored and have not changed since.

Siegel von Bärnau

The arms on a municipal stamp (1892)
Wappen von Bärnau/Coat of arms (crest) of Bärnau

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

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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