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Deutsche Wappen

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State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Germersheim
Incorporated into : 1979 Wörth am Rhein

Wappen von Maximiliansau

Official blazon



The arms were granted in 1953.

The arms show the important railway bridge over the river Rhine, as well as the letter S derived from the old village seals.

In the 18th century the village, then named Pfortz, used a seal with the letter S and an angel and leaves (above left). The S is most likely the old village sign, whose origin is not known.

In the 19th century a pontoon-bridge was built for a railway connecting both banks of the Rhine. The bridge was an initiative of King Maximilian II of Pfalz-Bayern and the villages was renamed in 1938 after the King. The colours of the arms were also derived from the colours of the arms of Bayern.

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes. Rheinlan.jpg