Waldenburg (Württemberg)

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WALDENBURG

State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Hohenlohekreis (until 1973 Öhringen)
Additions : 1971 Obersteinbach

Wappen von Waldenburg (Württemberg)

Official blazon

In geteiltem Schild oben in Gold auf grünem Boden drei grüne Tannen, unten in Silber ein schreitender, rot bewehrter und rot bezungter hersehender schwarzer Löwe (Leopard) mit untergeschlagenem Schweif.

Origin/meaning

Waldenburg became the capital of the Princes of Hohenlohe in 1253 and received city rights in 1330. The oldest seal dates from the 16th century and already shows the present composition. The upper half shows a canting forest (Wald), the lower shows a leopard derived from the arms of the Hohenlohe dynasty. In the 19th century two variations were used, one with an additional letter L, and one with the lion facing left instead of right.

Wappen von Waldenburg (Württemberg)

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


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.