Ingolstadt

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Wappen von Ingolstadt/Arms (crest) of Ingolstadt
Country : Germany
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State : Bayern
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District (Kreis) : Ingolstadt Urban district (Kreisfreie Stadt)

Additions:

  • 1962 Unsernherrn
  • 1969 Friedrichshofen
  • 1972 Brunnenreuth
  • 1972 Dünzlau
  • 1972 Etting
  • 1972 Gerolfing
  • 1972 Hagau
  • 1972 Irgertsheim
  • 1972 Mailing
  • 1972 Mühlhausen
  • 1972 Oberhaunstadt
  • 1972 Pettenhofen
  • 1972 Zuchering
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Official blazon
German In Silber ein rot bewehrter blauer Panther.
English Argent, a panther Azure, armed Gules.

Origin/meaning

Ingolstadt received city rights in the 13th century. The oldest known seal dates from the same time, and shows St. Mauritius, the patron saint of the local church. On the second seal, known since 1314 he holds a small shield with the panther. Since around 1340 only the panther is used on the seals and arms of the city.

The origin of the panther is not known. It may be that the panther is derived from the seal and arms of the Niederalteich Convent, which had strong ties with the city in the 13th century. The panther may also be taken from the arms of the Counts-palatine of the Ortenburg dynasty, who used a panther. A relation between these and the city, however, is not clear.

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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