Viechtach

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VIECHTACH

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Regen (until 1973 Viechtach)
Additions : 1971 Blossersberg, Schlatzendorf; 1978 Wettzell (partly)

Wappen von Viechtach
Official blazon
German In Gold eine bewurzelte grüne Fichte mit goldenen Zapfen.
English No blazon/translation known. Please click here to send your (heraldic !) blazon or translation

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1437 by Duke Enrst of Bayern. The arms show a canting Fichte (pine tree), and they already appeared on the oldest known seal, dating from 1514. All later seals and images have shown a pine tree, but the size and shape varied widely. The pine cones were added in the late 19th century. Also in the 19th century a chief with the arms of Bayern was sometimes used, probably to distinguish the arms from similar arms with pine trees.

Wappen von Viechtach

The arms in a manuscript from 1599
Wappen von Viechtach

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

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.