Königstein im Taunus

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KÖNIGSTEIN IM TAUNUS

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Hochtaunuskreis (until 1975 Obertaunuskreis)
Additions : 1972 Falkenstein, Mammolshain, Schneidhain

Wappen von Königstein im Taunus/Arms of Königstein im Taunus
Official blazon
German In Rot zwischen zwei silbernen Türmen mit Zeltdächern ein geteilter und oben gespaltener Schild; oben vorne in Gold ein linksgewendeter, rot bewehrter schwarzer Löwe, hinten geteilt von Rot und Gold; unten in Silber drei rote Sparren.
English im Taunus No blazon/translation known. Please click here to send your (heraldic !) blazon or translation

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted in 1907 and are based on the local seal from 1535.

Königstein was granted city rights in 1313 from the Lords of Münzenberg-Falkenstein. The towers in the arms symbolise the Reichsburg castle. The red and golden field is the arms of the Lords of Münzenberg-Falkenstein. The black lion is the arms of the Counts of Nürings, who ruled the area in the 12th century. The were succeeded by the Lords of Münzenberg-Falkenstein, who, in turn were succeeded in 1418 by the Lords of Eppstein. The chevrons in the lower part of the small shield are taken from the arms of the Lords of Eppstein.

Seal of Königstein im Taunus

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Königstein im Taunus

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Königstein im Taunus

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

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


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