Würzburg

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WÜRZBURG

State : Bayern
Urban district (Stadtkreis) : Würzburg
Additions : 1930 Heidingsfeld; 1974 Rottenbauer; 1976 Oberdürrbach; 1978 Lengfeld, Versbach

Wappen von Würzburg

Official blazon

(de) In Schwarz eine schräg gestellte, eingekerbte, von Rot und Gold gevierte Fahne an silberner Lanzenstange.

Origin/meaning

Würzburg is an old town, which became the seat of a bishop as early as 741. In the 10th century the bishops became Prince-bishops, who bore the title of Duke of Franconia (Franken). The arms show the banner of the bishops, albeit in wrong colours; it should be red and white on a blue shield. The arms are known as the arms of the city since the 16th century, but are probably older. The seals of the city until 1570 did not show the arms, but only a castle or fortress with St. Kilian, the patron saint of the city. From 1570 the arms were also used in the seals. The colours are also known since the 16th century.

Wappen von Würzburg

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Würzburg

Seal from around 1900
Arms of Würzburg

The arms in the Continentale Verlags-Anstalt album, +/- 1910
Wappen von Würzburg

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms of Würzburg

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Würzburg

The arms on a 1960s matchbox label
Wappen von Würzburg

The arms in the Abdulla Album, 1930s


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

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