Knittelfeld

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KNITTELFELD

State : Steiermark
District : Murtal (until 2015 Knittelfeld)
Additions : 2015 Apfelberg

Wappen von Knittelfeld

Official blazon

  • (1954) In einem roten Schilde erscheinen freischwebend drei waagrecht übereinander liegende, je dreimal oben und unten nach rechts gestümmelte silberne Knüttel.
  • (2015) In rotem Schild drei waagrecht übereinander liegende, je dreimal oben und unten nach rechts gestümmelte silberne Knüttel.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on November 30, 1954 and again on November 1, 2015.

The arms are canting, showing three Knüttel (coshes or ragged staffs), and have been used since the 13th century. The name Knittelfeld is usually considered a Rodungsname, a "clearing name" of the Middle Ages. The city was formally founded in the 13th century.

Wappen von Knittelfeld

The arms by Zacharias Bartsch (1567)
Seal of Knittelfeld

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Knittelfeld

The arms in the Abadie album +/- 1930
Wappen von Knittelfeld

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932


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Literature : Image provided by Karl Palfrader, MStLA 12 (1962), p. 32; Bartsch (1567)


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