Hirschau (Oberpfalz)

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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Amberg-Sulzbach (until 1972 Amberg)
Additions : 1971 Ehenfeld; 1978 Massenricht

Wappen von Hirschau (Oberpfalz)

Official blazon

In Rot ein springender, golden bewehrter, silberner Hirsch, dem vorne ein Schildchen mit den bayerischen Rauten aufgelegt ist.


Hirschau received city rights around 1300 from the Kings of Bohemia. In 1373 the city was acquired by the Wittelsbach family, Dukes of Bayern. The oldest seal is known from 1467 and already shows a canting deer (Hirsch) with the small shield of the Wittelsbach family. The arms basically never changed since, except that sometimes small pine trees were added around the deer. These were also canting (Au or forest). The historical arms were restored at the beginning of the 20th century.

Siegel von Hirschau (Oberpfalz)

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Hirschau (Oberpfalz)

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Hirschau (Oberpfalz)

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum

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

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