|Heraldry of the World |
Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
The arms were granted on December 18, 1963.
The arms are based on the old arms of the Ortenburg branch of the Sponheim dynasty. The Ortenburg family acquired the area in the 12th century and it remained in their possession until the second half of the 13th century.
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.