Krems an der Donau

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State : Niederösterreich
District : Krems
Additions : 1938 Hollenburg, Stein an der Donau

Wappen von Krems an der Donau

Official blazon

Ein rot-bezüngter goldener Doppeladler mit über den Häuptern schwebender Kaiserkrone auf schwarzem Grund.


The arms are those granted in 1461 to the city of Wien (Vienna) by Emperor Friedrich IV.

The eagle was, for political reasons, not described as the Imperial eagle, but as just a double-headed eagle. As in 1463 Vienna was lost for the Emperor during the war of succession in Austria, the Emperor retracted all privileges to the city, including the arms granted two years earlier. All rights of the city were transferred to the (double) city of Krems-Stein. Krems has used the arms ever since.

Wappen von Krems an der Donau

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932
Wappen von Krems an der Donau

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Krems an der Donau

The arms on a manhole cover

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Literature : Image from Coffee Hag album, 1930s

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