Beilngries

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BEILNGRIES

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Eichstätt (until 1973 Beilngries)
Additions : 1972 Amtmannsdorf, Aschbuch, Eglofsdorf, Hirschberg, Irfersdorf, Kevenhüll, Litterzhofen, Oberndorf, Paulushofen, Wiesenhofen, Wolfsbuch; 1978 Biberbach, Grampersdorf, Kottingwörth

Wappen von Beilngries

Official blazon

In Rot zwei schräg gekreuzte und abgewendete silberne Beile mit schwarzem Stiel, dahinter ein senkrechter, wachsender goldener Bischofsstab.

Origin/meaning

The oldest known seal of the city dates from 1406 and shows already two crossed axes (Beile) as a canting symbol for the city. Below the two axes was a crosier, a symbol for the Eichstätt Abbey, to which the city at the time belonged.

On March 18, 1819 the arms were changes, see below, showing two canting axes in the colours of Bayern. Only in 2006 the municipality returned to the historical arms.

Although Hupp mentions the arms above, he gives in his albums the old arms with the crosier, see below.

Siegel von Beilngries

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Beilngries

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

The arms from 1819


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