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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
(de) In Gold ein rot bewehrter und rot bezungter schwarzer Adler, die Brust belegt mit einem goldenen Hochkreuz.
Rottweil was already in the 13th century an important imperial city. The city remained an imperial city until 1802, when it became part of Württemberg. The oldest seal, dating from the early 13th century, and all later seals show the one-headed imperial eagle. The small cross, probably added to distinguish the arms from similar arms, appeared in the 16th century. The cross is the symbol of the main church, the Holy Cross church.
After the merger with the 6 other municipalities the arms did not change.
The arms on an 1877 poster
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.