Bad Kissingen

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State : Bayern
District : Bad Kissingen (until 1973 a Free urban district)
Additions: 1972 Albertshausen, Arnshausen, Garitz, Hausen, Kleinbrach, Poppenroth, Reiterswiesen, Winkels

Wappen von Bad Kissingen
Official blazon
German In Silber eine rote Torburg mit drei gezinnten Türmen, deren mittlerer blau behelmt und mit einem von Schwarz und Silber geteilten Schild belegt ist; darin eine abgeschnittene Greifenklaue in verwechselten Farben.
English blazon wanted


The arms date from the 16th century.

Kissingen received city rights already before 1280. Unfortunately no seals are known prior to the 16th century. The oldest seal already shows the above arms, with a city gate and a small shield with the arms of the Counts of Henneberg, who had granted the city rights. All later seals and images have shown the composition, but the size and shape of the different elements has changed considerably during the centuries. The colours are known since the late 16th century.

Siegel von Bad Kissingen

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Bad Kissingen

The arms as shown around 1900
Siegel von Bad Kissingen

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Bad Kissingen

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Bad Kissingen

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Bad Kissingen/Coat of arms (crest) of Bad Kissingen

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s; Deutsche Städtewappen, 1900

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