Brixen

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BRIXEN - BRESSANONE

Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Province : Bolzano

Stemma di Brixen

Official blazon

  • (de) Auf Rot ein rechtsschreitendes, rückwärtsschauendes weiBes Lamm mit goldenem Nimbus, das mit seinem linken Vorderhein die weiBe, van rotem Kreuz geteilte Osterfahne hält.
  • (it) Di rosso all'agnello di bianco, con il capo rivoltato, nimbato d'oro, portante col piede sinistro una bandiera di bianco inquadrata da croce di rosso.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on July 20, 1966, but are based on older seals.

The oldest known seal with the lamb dates from 1297. As arms the lamb is known since 1304. The colours are known since the end of the 14th century from the book of the St. Christophorus guild in Arlberg.

On November 13, 1928 new arms were granted, with in the upper half a city wall with gate on a grassy bottom and in the upper half the lamb. The old arms were restored in 1966.

Arms (crest) of Brixen

The arms from 1928
Arms (crest) of Brixen

The arms in the Abadie albums


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Literature : Prünster, 1972; Gall, F. : Österreichischer Wappenkalender, 1960.