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BERCHING

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Eichstätt (until 1973 Beilngries)
Additions : 1972 Ernersdorf, Fribertshofen, Oening, Pollanten, Raitenbuch, Rudertshofen, Sollngriesbach, Staufersbuch, Stierbaum, Thann, Wallnsdorf, Wattenberg, Weidenwang, Winterzhofen; 1976 Erasbach, Holnstein (1971 Altmannsberg), Plankstetten

Wappen von Berching

Official blazon

Geteilt von Blau und Silber; unten ein wachsender, rot gekleideter Bischof mit Mitra, links ein zugewendeter goldener Bischofsstab.

Origin/meaning

The oldest known seal dates from 1320 and shows two crossed crosiers, symbol for the Eichstätt Abbey, to which the town belonged at the time. The same composition appears as arms in 1496 as silver crosiers in a red field.

At the meantime the seals of the city used since 1342 a composition with the two crosiers above a bust of a bishop. When the State of Eichstätt was incorporated into Bayern in 1803 the crosiers disappeared and the present arms were adopted in 1819. The colours are the colours of Bayern.

Hupp showed in the 1920s still the old arms, which he considered as the true arms for the city, see below.

Wappen von Berching

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


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