Rottweil

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ROTTWEIL

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Rottweil
Additions : 1939 Bühlingen; 1971 Hausen ob Rottweil; 1972 Feckenhausen, Göllsdorf; 1973 Neukirch; 1974 Zepfenhan; 1975 Neufra

Wappen von Rottweil

Official blazon

(de) In Gold ein rot bewehrter und rot bezungter schwarzer Adler, die Brust belegt mit einem goldenen Hochkreuz.

Origin/meaning

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
Wappen von Rottweil

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


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.