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State : Bayern
Urban District (Stadtkreis) : Regensburg
Additions : 1904 Karthaus-Prüll; 1924 Reinhausen, Sallern, Schwabelweis, Stadtamhof, Steinweg, Weichs, Winzer; 1938 Dechbetten, Großprüfening, Ziegetsdorf; 1977 Burgweinting, Harting, Oberisling

Wappen von Regensburg

Official blazon

(de) In Rot zwei schräg gekreuzte silberne Schlüssel.


The arms show the crossed keys of St.Peter, the patron saint of the city.

When the keys were first used on the arms of the city is not clear; they are known since around 1300 as arms of the Counts of Regensburg and since 1320 as a symbol of the city. On seals they first appear in a small shield on a seal dating from the end of the 14th century. The main seal of the city, which dates from the end of the 12th century, shows St. Peter sitting on a throne, holding a key. Smaller seals from the 13th and 14th century show only the bust of St. Peter, wearing a tiara, or papal crown. All small seals since 1519 show only the arms with the crossed keys.

Similarly, the city uses since the middle of the 14th century only the keys as its symbol, either in or without a shield.

Seal of Regensburg

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Regensburg

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Regensburg

The arms in the Abdulla album, 1928
Wappen von Regensburg

The arms on a 1960s matchox label
Arms of Regensburg

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Regensburg

The arms in the city (source)

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