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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Ansbach (until 1973 Dinkelsbühl)
Additions : 1970 Seidelsdorf; 1971 Esbach, Hellenbach, Knittelsbach, Langensteinbach, Oberradach, Segringen, Waldeck, Waldhäuslein, Wolfertsbronn; 1978 Sinbronn, Weidelbach

Wappen von Dinkelsbühl

Official blazon

In Rot auf silbernem Dreiberg nebeneinander drei goldene Ähren.


Dinkelsbühl received city rights in the 13th century. The city used for many centuries seals with two different arms, both first mentioned in the early 14th century. One type shows an imperial eagle flanked by wheat ears (Dinkel is a kind of grain), the other type shows three ears on a small mountain.

Other, single, seals showed only an eagle, or an eagle holding the shield with the three ears. In the 19th century the city used a seal with an eagle which has the shield with the ears as a breastshield.

As arms on documents and buildings, the shield with the three ears has been used since 1446. This composition has not changed, although the colours and shape of the elements have differed, as seen in the arms of Hupp from the 1920s (see below).

Wappen von Dinkelsbühl

The arms in a manuscript +/- 1530
Siegel von Dinkelsbühl

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Dinkelsbühl

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (1900)
Wappen von Dinkelsbühl

The arms on a stamp from the 1920s
Wappen von Dinkelsbühl

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

Emergency money 1917

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