|Heraldry of the World |
Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
|German||In Gold eine bewurzelte grüne Fichte mit goldenen Zapfen.|
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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.
The arms in a manuscript from 1599
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
and acquisition of new heraldic material
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.