Burkheim

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BURKHEIM

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald (until 1973 Freiburg)
Incorporated into : 1975 Oberrotweil (1977 Vogtsburg im Kaiserstuhl)

Wappen von Burkheim

Official blazon

(de) In Silber eine rote Zinnenmauer mit fünf Türmen und geöffnetem Tor.

Origin/meaning

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.


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.