Country : Austria
State : Vorarlberg
District : Bregenz
|Ein Schild von Kürsch, der von einem silbernen Pfahle durchzogen wird, in dem drei Hermelinschwänzchen übereinander erscheinen.
The arms were officially granted on January 14, 1930, but were granted originally by Emperor Ferdinand I on February 24, 1529.
The arms have no described colours. Currently the city uses the arms mainly as blue, see image below.
The arms are based on the arms of the medieval Counts of Bregenz, who became extinct already in the 12th century. The choice of ermine indicated the importance of the counts at the time. See also the use of the arms as the County Bregenz as used by the Austrian Emperor.
Literature : Burmeister, 1975
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