Wunsiedel (kreis)

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State : Bayern
Additions : 1972 the cities of Marktredwitz and Selb

Wappen von Wunsiedel (kreis)/Arms (crest) of Wunsiedel (kreis)
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The arms were granted on July 26, 1974.

The new arms combine the Zollern arms from the previous arms, now in the chief, with symbols for the two former urban districts of Selb and Martkredwitz. The eagle is taken from the arms of the city of Marktredwitz, whereas the deer is derived from the arms of the city of Selb.

Wappen von Wunsiedel (kreis)/Arms (crest) of Wunsiedel (kreis)

The previous arms were granted on September 5, 1961.

The base of the old arms shows the old arms of the Counts of Nürnberg and Bayreuth from the Zollern dynasty, and its successors, that ruled the area from 1285-1791. The upper part symbolises one of the typical rock formations in the Fichtelgebirge mountain range. The colours of the upper part are taken from the arms of the Counts of Andechs-Meranien, who ruled the area prior to 1248.

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Literature: Stadler, K., 1964-1971; Stadler, 1990