|Heraldry of the World |
Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
The arms were granted on November 20, 1956.
The oak tree symbolises the rich forests in the Odenwald region (Wald=forest). The stars are derived from the arms of the Counts of Erbach, who ruled most of the area until 1806.
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.