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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Schwarzwald-Baar Kreis (until 1973 Donaueschingen)
Incorporated into : 1972 Furtwangen

Wappen von Linach

Official blazon

In Silber auf grünem Boden rechts eine rote Köhlerhütte, links ein grüner Baum; davor ein schwarzgekleideter Mann mit roter Weste, die Linke erhoben.


The arms were officially granted on February 28, 1961.

The arms are based on a 19th century seal of the village. The municipality already asked in 1895 to have the composition of the seal made into arms. Due to the non-heraldic nature the State Archives did not approve the design. However, after a long discussion, the arms below were granted. Unfortunately the colours were not described clearly and the whole composition was described as 'proper', which made a uniform and clear image very difficult.

Siegel von Linach

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Linach

The arms from 1895.

Only in 1961, after 2 more years of discussion, the above arms were approved, showing a simplified version of the previous arms, with properly described colours.

The meaning of the composition was that according to legend the village developed around a charcoal oven under a linden tree.

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