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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Konstanz
Additions : 1915 Allmannsdorf; 1934 Wollmatingen; 1971 Litzelstetten; 1975 Dettingen, Dingelsdorf,

Wappen von Konstanz

Official blazon

  • (de) In Silber unter rotem Schildhaupt ein durchgehendes schwarzes Kreuz.


Konstanz became a city in the early 13th century and an Imperial city in 1237.

The oldest seals of the city (known since 1248) show a city gate between two towers and behind waves. The image shows the city itself and the waves symbolise the Bodensee (lake). In the 14th century the arms of the city appear on the seals, indicating that the arms date from the early 14th century. The cross in the arms is the cross of the Hochstift (Abbey) of Konstanz.

Wappen von Konstanz

The arms in 1475
Arms of Konstanz

The arms in a manuscript from 1514

The colour of the cross, identical to the arms of the State of Köln (Cologne) is known since 1405. The red chief was added in 1417 by King Sigmund and was added to symbolise the increased freedom of the city. The arms have not changed ever since.

Arms of Konstanz

The arms on a 1537 coin
Arms of Konstanz

The arms on a 1715 coin
Wappen von Konstanz

The arms in a manuscript from 1565
Arms of Konstanz

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Arms of Konstanz

The arms in the Wapen- en Vlaggenboek van Gerrit Hesman (1708)
Arms of Konstanz

The arms in a 17th century manuscript
Siegel von Konstanz

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Seal of Konstanz

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Konstanz

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

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.