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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Rastatt
Additions : 1971 Ottersdorf; 1972 Niederbühl, Plittersdorf, Rauental, 1974 Wintersdorf

Wappen von Rastatt

Official blazon

(de) In geteiltem Schild vorne in Gold ein roter Schrägbalken, hinten in Rot ein goldene Weinleiter (Raste).


The arms are canting, a Raste is a device used by grape-farmers to carry materials.

The village was founded in the 13th century by the Counts of Calw-Eberstein, became a Markt in 1404 and a city in 1700. The oldest seal of the town dates from the early 16th century and shows a shield parted of the arms of Baden and the Raste as a canting symbol. This combination was used until around 1820 when the Baden part disappeared on the seals.

The arms were officially adopted in 1898, nevertheless were the arms with the combination of Baden and the raste still used until the 1930s. After WWII the 1898 arms remained in use, but in 1995 the city returned to the old combines Baden-raste arms.

Wappen von Rastatt

The seal of Rastatt with the combination arms from 1510.
Wappen von Rastatt

The seal of Rastatt from around 1900.
Wappen von Rastatt

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

The arms from 1898-1995

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Literature : Stadler, K., 1964-1971; Zier and Futterer, 1966; John et al. ,1990.