Bad Kissingen (kreis)
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Civic heraldry of Germany
BAD KISSINGEN (KG)
(de) Unter blauem Schildhaupt mit drei silbernen Schalenbrunnen gespalten; vorne über von Rot und Silber geschachtem Schildfuß in Gold ein wachsender, rot bewehrter, schwarzer Doppeladler am Spalt, hinten in Silber ein schwarzes Tatzenkreuz.
The arms were granted on May 29, 1973.
The chief shows the symbol for a health resort (Bad), three of the largest Bavarian resorts are in the district. The upper right half shows the eagle and chequered filed of the arms of the Counts of Henneberg. The Counts of Henneberg ruled a large part of the district for many centuries. Another, newer, version of their arms was also part of the arms of Hammelburg. The cross is the cross of the State of Fulda and is taken from the arms of Bad Brückenau.
The previous arms were granted on February 12, 1963.
The arms show the three most important rulers in the district in former times. The chief shows the arms of Bayern, as the district is part of Bayern. The chicken on a mountain are the canting arms of the counts of Henneberg, who owned the main part of the district until the 14th century. The third field shows the arms of Fanken, which are the arms of the Prince-bishops of Würzburg, who gradually acquired most of the area during the 13th-18th century.
The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.