Bad Kissingen (kreis)

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search


State : Bayern
Additions: 1972 Bad Brückenau, Hammelburg

Wappen von Bad Kissingen (kreis)/Arms (crest) of Bad Kissingen (kreis)
Official blazon

Unter blauem Schildhaupt mit drei silbernen Schalenbrunnen gespalten; vorne über von Rot und Silber geschachtem Schildfuß in Gold ein wachsender, rot bewehrter, schwarzer Doppeladler am Spalt, hinten in Silber ein schwarzes Tatzenkreuz.

English blazon wanted


The arms were granted on May 29, 1973.

The chief shows the symbol for a health resort (Bad), three of the largest Bavarian resorts are in the district. The upper right half shows the eagle and chequered filed of the arms of the Counts of Henneberg. The Counts of Henneberg ruled a large part of the district for many centuries. Another, newer, version of their arms was also part of the arms of Hammelburg. The cross is the cross of the State of Fulda and is taken from the arms of Bad Brückenau.

Wappen von Bad Kissingen (kreis)/Arms (crest) of Bad Kissingen (kreis)

The previous arms were granted on February 12, 1963.

The arms show the three most important rulers in the district in former times. The chief shows the arms of Bayern, as the district is part of Bayern. The chicken on a mountain are the canting arms of the counts of Henneberg, who owned the main part of the district until the 14th century. The third field shows the arms of Fanken, which are the arms of the Prince-bishops of Würzburg, who gradually acquired most of the area during the 13th-18th century.

Wappen von Bad Kissingen (kreis)/Coat of arms (crest) of Bad Kissingen (kreis)

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

This page is part of the
German heraldry portal

Heraldry of the World

German heraldry:

Selected collector's items from Germany:

Contact and Support


Your logo here ?
Contact us

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