Nürnberg

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NÜRNBERG

State : Bayern
Urban District (Stadtkreis) : Nürnberg
Additions : 1920 Ziegelstein, 1922 Röthenbach b. Schwabach, Eibach, Reichelsdorf , Mühlhof-Krottenbach 1923 Almoshof, Lohe, Schnepfenreuth, Zerzabelshof , 1924 Buch , 1928 Höfles , 1930 Kraftshof , 1938 Laufamholz, 1972 Boxdorf (partly), Großgründlach, Neunhof, Brunn, Fischbach bei Nürnberg, Katzwang, Kornburg, Worzeldorf

Wappen von Nürnberg

Official blazon

Gespalten; vorne in Gold ein halber, rot gezungter und golden bewehrter schwarzer Adler am Spalt, hinten fünfmal schräg geteilt von Rot und Silber.

Origin/meaning

Nürnberg became a city in 1219 and became one of the most important cities in present Bavaria, in which it was included in 1803 (previously it was an independent city). The city uses two different arms; the great arms with the eagle with a king's head and the small arms with the eagle and red bends. Both were adopted in 1936.

The great arms are derived from the oldest seals of the city, known since 1220. All great seals and secret-seals show the eagle with a kings's head. Smaller seals only use the imperial eagle. In architecture and other pictures the figure was often displayed as a harpy; i.e. with a woman's head and breasts. The present arms go back to the original seals. The origin of the figure is not known.

Wappen von Nürnberg

Seal from 1253-1368
Wappen von Nürnberg

Seal from 1368-1808

The small arms are known as the real arms since 1240, where they are first mentioned. The arms showed a shield divided in 5 bends silver and red. The arms are probably derived from the arms of the first viscounts of Nürnberg. The demi-eagle, the imperial eagle, already appeared in pictures and architecture in the early 14th century. In some seals of possessions of the city (but not of the city itself) the arms are used since the 16th century. During the centuries the number of bends changed regularly and were finally fixed in 1936.

Wappen von Nürnberg

The arms in a manuscript +/- 1530
Arms of Nürnberg

The arms on a 1622 coin
Siegel von Nürnberg

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Seal of Nürnberg

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Nürnberg

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Nürnberg

The arms on a stamp around 1900
Wappen von Nürnberg

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (1900)
Arms of Nürnberg
The arms in the Deutsche Wappen Kalender, 1904
Wappen von Nürnberg

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

The arms in the Abdulla album, 1928
Wappen von Nürnberg

The arms on a stamp of the Siegerin margarine factory, 1920s
Arms of Nürnberg

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Nürnberg

The arms on a trade card from Bünting tea, 1960s
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The arms on a 1970s cigar bond


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Literature : Image by B. Fracasso; Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s; Schaffer, 1937