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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
- (de) In Gold unter einer liegenden schwarzen Hirschstange auf grünem Berg eine rotbedachte silberne Burg, zu der ein goldener Weg hinaufführt.
The arms were officially granted in 1935.
The town was granted city rights in the 14th century. The oldest arms showed the arms of Baden. The present arms were first used in 1604, a year after the city was transferred to Württemberg.
The antler, the symbol of Württemberg was at that time placed below the mountain. Already in 1607 was the antler placed above the mountain. The mountain itself is probably canting (Steigen=to climb). The present colours were determined in 1935.
The arms seal of Altensteig from 1604
The arms on a map from 1611
The arms in a roll of arms from 1737
The arms on a municipal stamp (1892)
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Municipal stationery, 1960s
The arms shown in an album from 1952
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Literature : Stadler, K., 1964-1971; Jäger, 1986