From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search


State : Bayern

Wappen von Schwaben/Arms (crest) of Schwaben
Official blazon
German blazon wanted
English blazon wanted


The eagle is the Imperial eagle and symbolises the former Imperial cities in the area. The lower right part shows the red and silver arms of the State of Augsburg, as a large part of the area belonged to Augsburg until 1803. The golden pale on the silver and red shield in the lower left part shows the arms of the County Burgau, one of the old territories in the area.

The former Kreis Schwaben, which existed until 1945 used different arms:

Wappen von Schwaben/Arms (crest) of Schwaben

These arms combine the arms of Burgau, with the traditional arms of Schwaben. The latter were not taken into the new arms of the Bezirk, as the State of Baden-Württemberg also used the lions.

Wappen von Schwaben/Coat of arms (crest) of Schwaben

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum

This page is part of the
German heraldry portal

Heraldry of the World

German heraldry:

Selected collector's items from Germany:

Contact and Support


© since 1995, Heraldry of the World, Ralf Hartemink Ralf Hartemink arms.jpg
Index of the site

Literature: Image and information taken from here :; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s