Berrwiller

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BERRWILLER

Département : Haut-Rhin

Blason de Berrwiller

Official blason

  • (fr) D'argent à la montagne de trois coupeaux de sinople surmontée d'un crochet en forme de S de sable.

Origin/meaning

The oldest arms of Berrwiller are known from the end of the 17th century. The meaning of the letter S is not known, it may have been an old village symbol, or a kettle-hook.

The three mountains are most likely taken from the arms of the locally important Waldner de Freudstein family, who used a three-topped mountain in their arms. The mountains are also said to represent the Grand Ballon, Molkenrain and Hartmannswillerkopf mountains.

The municipality has the right to use the War Cross 1914-1918 around or besides the arms.

Blason de Berrwiller

The arms in Hozier (1696)
Blason de Berrwiller

The arms by Schœnhaupt, 1900
Blason de Berrwiller

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932


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Literature : Wilsdorf et al, 1978