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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
(de) In Silber eine rote Zinnenmauer mit fünf Türmen und geöffnetem Tor.
Burkheim received city rights in 1300 and was at the time a possession of the Lords of Üsenberg. The oldest seal of the city dates from the same time and shows a canting castle (from Burg-heim, Burg=castle). The present style of the castle dates from a seal from 1500. The image was placed in a shield and adopted as arms in 1962.
The colours are derived from the colours of Austria, as the city belonged to Austria from 1330-1797.
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.