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Wappen von Freising/Arms (crest) of Freising

Country : Germany

State : Bayern

District (Kreis) : Freising


  • 1972 Haindlfing
  • 1972 Itzling (partly)
  • 1972 Sünzhausen
  • 1972 Tüntenhausen
  • 1978 Attaching
  • 1978 Pulling
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Official blazon
German Unter Schildhaupt mit den bayerischen Rauten in Gold ein schreitender schwarzer Bär, der auf dem Rücken ein mit silbernen Bändern verschnürtes rotes Bündel trägt.
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The arms show in the upper part the arms of Bayern. Freising was the capital of the free State of Freising, ruled by the Bishops of the city. In 1803 the State was abandoned and the territory was incorporated into Bayern. The chief of Bayern appears first in 1811. The bear in the lower part is known since 1340. On the oldest seal the bear is seen between two towers. Above the gate the arms of the Bishops appear, a crowned Moor's head (see Freising District). The bear and the head represent St. Corbinianus, a 7th century bishop of Freising. The towers were removed from the seals and arms in the 16th century, since 1696 the small shield was also removed. From 1696-1811 thus only the bear was used.

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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