Schönsee

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SCHÖNSEE

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Schwandorf (until 1973 Oberviechtach)
Additions : 1972 Dietersdorf, Schwand; 1975 Gaisthal

Wappen von Schönsee

Official blazon

In Silber ein aus dem linken Schildrand wachsender, waagrechter grüner Seerosenstock mit drei grünen Blättern.

Origin/meaning

Schönsee received city rights in 1393, and the oldest seals are known from the early 15th century. The seal already shows a branch and leaves of a water lily, which maybe symbolising the -See (lake) part of the name. All later seals and images show the same element, the size and shape of the branch has varied widely during the centuries. The colours are known since the 18th century.

Hupp showed in the 1920s the arms with the leaves facing left:

Wappen von Schönsee

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


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s