Neresheim

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NERESHEIM

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Ostalbkreis (until 1973 Aalen)
Additions : 1971 Kösingen, Schweindorf; 1972 Dorfmerkingen, Elchingen auf dem Härtsfeld; 1975 Ohmenheim

Wappen von Neresheim

Official blazon

Von Gold und Rot geteilt, belegt mit einem blauen Herzschild, der oben auf eine Reihe roter, unten auf eine Reihe gestürzter goldener Eisenhütchen stößt. Beiderseits stößt an den Herzschild je ein die Teilung überdeckendes, mit der Spitze nach außen weisendes Eisenhütchen in verwechselten Farben. Das Wappen ist überdeckt von einem durchgehenden silbernen Leistenschragen.

Origin/meaning

Neresheim became a city in the 14th century and until 1764 the city was a possession of the Counts (later Princes) of Oettingen. The city actually was ruled by the Abbot of the local Benedictine abbey, who acted as a vassal.

The oldest known seal of the city dates from 1656 and shows the arms of the Oettingen family with a crosier for the abbots. After 1771 the crosier was replaced by a crown, as the city had become a possession of the Princes of Württemberg. The deer antlers of Württemberg were used as the single symbol in the second half of the 19th century. The above arms have been used since the early 20th century and are the arms of the Oettingen family.

Wappen von Neresheim

The arms on an 1877 poster
Wappen von Neresheim

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


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.