Grünstadt

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GRÜNSTADT

State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Bad Dürkheim (until 1969 Frankenthal)
Additions : 1969 Asselheim, Sausenheim

Wappen von Grünstadt

Official blazon

  • (de) In Grün ein rotbewehrter silberner Adler, bewinkelt von vier gleichschenkligen goldenen Kreuzchen.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on June 6, 1890.

The arms are already known form a seal dating from the end of the 14th century. The eagle is taken from the arms of the counts of Leiningen, who owned the town in the 14th century. The origin of the crosses is unknown. It has been stated that these were taken from the arms of the counts of Leiningen-Westerburg, but this family acquired Grünstadt not before 1467. It is more likely that they bear a reference to the Weissenburg abbey in the village.

Wappen von Grünstadt

seal from the 15th century

The former arms were officially granted on July 27, 1841.

Wappen von Grünstadt

These were based on a wrong interpretation of the old seal, and showed a crescent and a cross in the lower corners of the shield. Even though the arms were officially granted in a canting green (Grün) field, the city used the historical blue colour until the 1880s, see below

Siegel von Grünstadt

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Grünstadt

The arms as used between 1841 and the 1880s
Wappen von Grünstadt

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

Municipal stationery, 1960s


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.