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Deutsche Wappen

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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Rhein-Neckar Kreis (until 1973 Heidelberg)

Wappen von Heddesbach

Official blazon

In Rot eine silberne Harfe.


The arms were designed and adopted in 1911, but not used until 1950.

The arms show a harp, a canting symbol for the castle Harfenberg (Harfe=harp), built in the 12th century. The village of Heddesbach developed around the castle. The seals of the village all date from the 19th century and show first a barn, later a castle. In 1911 the above arms were proposed, and the council approved of the design. The council however, did not actually use the arms until 1950.

Literature : John and Wüst, 1996