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Wappen der Welt
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Civic heraldry of Germany
Deutsche Wappen

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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen (until 1973 Gunzenhausen)
Additions : 1972 Degersheim; 1978 Hechlingen, Hohentrüdingen

Wappen von Heidenheim

Official blazon

  • (de) In Silber ein blau gekleideter, bärtiger Heidenrumpf mit blauer Zipfelmütze über silbernem Turban.


The arms were officially granted on March 18, 1848.

The arms show a canting Heiden (heathen), most likely a Turk. The head is known as a symbol for the town since 1556 when it appears on the seal of the town. The head does not appear in a shield until the 19th century. The colours were not standardised until the end of the 19th century.

Arms (crest) of Heidenheim

The arms on a postcard
Wappen von Heidenheim

The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Heidenheim

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s Weisgunz.kreis.jpg Gunzenha.kreis.jpg