Bad Brückenau

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State : Bayern
District (kreis) : Bad Kissingen (until 1972 Bad Brückenau)
Additions: 1939 Römershag, Wernarz; 1978 Volkers

Wappen von Bad Brückenau/Arms (crest) of Bad Brückenau
Official blazon
German In Gold ein roter Schrägbalken.
English blazon wanted


The arms were officially granted on February 3, 1836.

Brückenau received city rights around 1300 and the oldest seals are known from 1399. These show the cross of the Fulda Abbey, as the city was a possession of the abbey since 777. A second seal is knwon from 1525 and shows a city wall with gate and in the gate a small heart. The origin of the heart is not known.

In 1818 the city used the arms of the former Prince-Abbot of Fulda, Bernhard Gustav, Markgraf of Baden (1671-1677) as city arms. These showed the arms of Baden as an escutcheon on quartered arms of the cross of Fulda in the 1st and 4th quarter and the arms of the Kempten Abbey in the second and third quarter. These arms are divided of red and blue and refer to the fact that Bernhard Gustav of Baden became Abbot of Kempten in 1672.

In 1819 these arms were abolished and only in 1836 the arms of Baden were granted as city arms. The arms have officially never changed since, although the city still uses the personal arms of the Abbot from 1818 as 'great' city arms, with a further addition of the head of St. Hildegard, patron saint of the Kempten Abbey, on the second and third quaerter. The official seals of the city use the offical arms, not the larger arms.

Wappen von Bad Brückenau/Coat of arms (crest) of Bad Brückenau

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Bad Brückenau/Coat of arms (crest) of Bad Brückenau

The non official large arms
Wappen von Bad Brückenau/Coat of arms (crest) of Bad Brückenau

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum

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