Bozen

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BOZEN - BOLZANO

Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Province : Bolzano

Stemma di Bozen

Official blazon

  • (de) Im silbernen Schild eine rote, mit einem goldenen, sechsstrahligen Stern belegte Mittelbinde.
  • (it) Stella d'oro a sei punte doppiata su una fascia mediana rossa e con lo sfondo argentato riportato in uno scudo.

Origin/meaning

The arms of Bozen were granted by Duke Leopold of Austria in 1381. Before that the city used a seal with a city gate and a bishop (probably the bishop of Trentino). The arms are probably based on the Austrian arms, being red-silver-red. The origin of the star is not known. Originally the star had six points, but during the Mussolini reign it was changed in 1931 to a five pointed star.

On September 11, 1968 the old arms were restored.

Stemma di Bozen

The arms in the Brioschi albums 1930s
Arms (crest) of Bozen

The arms in the Abadie albums
Arms of Bozen

The arms in the town ((c)Massimo Ghirardi)


Literature : Prünster, 1972