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BIRSTEIN

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Main-Kinzig Kreis (until 1974 Gelnhausen)
Additions : 1971 Bösgesäß, Bös-Gesäß, Fischborn, Hettersroth, Kirchbracht, Oberreichenbach ; 1972, Illnhausen, Unterreichenbach, Untersotzbach; 1974 Oberland (1971 Lichenroth, Mauswinkel, Völzberg, Wüstwillenroth, Wettges), Obersotzbach

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Official blazon

  • (de) In Silber zwei schwarze Balken, belegt mit einem blauen schräglinks laufenden Wellenbalken und rechts oben mit einem Mühlrad in verwechselten Farben mit 16 Schaufeln.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on ??

The two black bars are taken from the arms of the Counts of Isenburg(-Birstein), who played an important role in the local history. The wavy bend symbolises the many (small) streams in the municipality, such as the Salz, Bracht and Reichenbach. The water-mill wheel symbolises the many former water-mills in these rivers.

The 16 blades refer to the 16 villages and hamlets in the municipality.


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