Lichtenfels (kreis)

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LICHTENFELS (LIF)

State : Bayern
Additions : 1973 Staffelstein

Wappen von Lichtenfels (kreis)

Official blazon

Gespalten von Blau und Gold; vorne über goldenem Reichsapfel eine goldene Kaiserkrone mit rotem Innenfutter; hinten ein mit einer silbernen Schrägleiste überdeckter, rot bewehrter, schwarzer Löwe.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on July 1st, 1977.

The arms shows in the right part the Imperial crown, derived from the arms of the former Staffelstein district. In the old arms the whole image of Emperor Heinrich II was shown. The left part shows the lion of Bamberg, taken from the old arms.

Wappen von Lichtenfels (kreis)

The previous arms were granted on August 26, 1958.

The lion is taken from the arms of the State of Bamberg, as the largest part of the district historically belonged to the State of Bamberg. The lower part shows the wickerwork, a traditional handicraft in the district.

Wappen von Lichtenfels (kreis)

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Stadler, 1990. Bayern.jpg