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Civic heraldry of Germany
Deutsche Wappen

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State : Baden-Württemberg
Urban District (Stadtkreis) : Ulm
Additions : 1905 Söflingen; 1926 Grimmelfingen; 1927 Wiblingen; 1971 Jungingen; 1972 Mähringen, Unterweiler; 1974 Donaustetten, Eggingen, Einsingen, Ermingen, Gögglingen; 1975 Lehr

Wappen von Ulm

Official blazon

(de) Von Schwarz und Silber geteilt.


Ulm was a free imperial city and thus used the imperial eagle on its seals. The oldest seal of the city dates from 1244 and shows the eagle with a star and lily around the head, to distinguish the seal from other seals of imperial cities.

The present arms are known since 1351. At first the eagle held a small shield with the arms, later the arms appear as a breast shield. Since the 17th century the eagle becomes less important and the arms regularly appear without the eagle. In 1803 the eagle was finally removed. The arms have not changed since.

Wappen von Ulm

The arms in a manuscript +/- 1530
Wappen von Ulm

The arms on a coin (1620s, image eBay)
Seal of Ulm

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Ulm

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

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (+/- 1910)
Wappen von Ulm

The arms on a Emmerlinge trade card +/- 1910
Wappen von Ulm

The arms in a 1936 album
Wappen von Ulm

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Ulm

The arms on a matchbox label +/- 1960

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Literature : Stadler, K., 1964-1971; Bardua, 1987.