Hildburghausen (kreis)

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State : Thüringen
Additions : 1994 parts of Meiningen and Suhl-Land

Wappen von Hildburghausen (kreis)

Official blazon

  • (de) Golden; geteilt durch eine eingebogene erniedrigte rote Spitze, die im Schildfuß mit drei silbernen Spitzen belegt ist; vom ein schwarzer, rot bewehrter und bezungter linkssehender Löwe; hinten auf einem grünen Dreiberg eine schwarze, rotbewehrte Henne mit rotem Kamm und Lappen.


The arms were granted on May 8, 1996.

The lion is the lion of the Margraves of Meissen, as a large part of the district historically belonged to the County of Meissen. The second field shows the canting arms of the County of Henneberg, and symbolises the parts of the district that belonged to Henneberg. The lower part shows the arms of the State of Würzbrug, as the district religiously belonged to the bishops of Würzburg.

Wappen von Hildburghausen (kreis)

The previous arms were adopted in 1990, but never officially granted. The elements are the same as the later arms, with the addition of the arms of Sachsen in the fourth quarter. These represent the county Sachsen-Hildburghausen, which was formed in 1680 and existed until 1826.

Wappen von Hildburghausen (kreis)

Postal cancellation 1993
Wappen von Hildburghausen (kreis)

Postal cancellation 1997

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Literature : Ulle, 1998.