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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Göppingen
Additions : 1939 Holzheim, Jebenhausen; 1956 Bartenbach; 1957 Bezgenriet; 1975 Faurndau, Hohenstaufen, Maitis

Wappen von Göppingen

Official blazon

  • (de) Unter rotem Schildhaupt in Silber eine liegende schwarze Hirschstange.


Göppingen was founded by the Dukes of Staufen in the 13th century. In 1319 the city was acquired by the Counts of Württemberg and has been part of Württemberg ever since. There are no seals known from before 1319.

The oldest known seal dates from 1338 and shows the deer antler of Württemberg, surrounded by balls, probably to distinguish the arms from similar arms. In the 15th century (known since 1473) the arms were changed to the present arms, however, the colours have changed regularly during the centuries. The present colours are known since 1535, but in 1595 the arms were shown in opposite colours and in 1605 of red and gold. The meaning of the colours is not known.

The addition of the smaller communities did not change the arms.

Wappen von Göppingen

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

The arms in the Chorographia Württemberg (Wolleber, 1591)
Arms of Göppingen

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Siegel von Göppingen

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Göppingen

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (1900)
Wappen von Göppingen

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Göppingen

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

Municipal stationery, 1950s
Wappen von Göppingen

Municipal stationery, 1960s

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.