Freistett

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FREISTETT

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Ortenaukreis (until 1973 Kehl)
Additions : 1929 Neufreistett; 1971 Memprechtshofen; 1974 Helmlingen
Incorporated into : 1975 Rheinau

Wappen von Freistett

Official blazon

(de) In Rot ein schrägrechts gestellter goldener Schiffshaken.

Origin/meaning

In 1507 the towns of Ober- and Niederfreistett were combined to Zweifreistett, which later became Freistett. In 1929 Neufreistett was incorporated into Freistett. The arms were first granted in 1900 and show a boat's hook, as a symbol for the importance of the Rhein river and the ship building industry.


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.