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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Odenwaldkreis (until 1972 Erbach)
Additions : 1971 Dorf-Erbach, Erlenbach, Ernsbach-Erbuch, Bullau, Lauerbach, Ebersberg, Elsbach, Günterfürst, Haisterbach; 1972 Schönnen
(de) In Rot ein blauer Schrägwellenbalken, der mit drei sechsstrahligen roten Sternen belegt ist.
The arms are canting, showing a stream (Bach=stream) with three stars taken from the arms of the counts of Erbach. Erbach, which became a city before 1321, was the seat of the counts of Erbach. The arms were granted by count Eberhard of Erbach in 1560. In the 17th and 18th century when Erbach became part of Hessen, the bend was shown as a horizontal bar. This was restored to its original shape and colours at the end of the last century. Until the municipal changes in 1971 the city used the same design, but in different colours, see below.
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms until 1971
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.