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Civic heraldry of Germany
Deutsche Wappen

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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Oberallgäu (until 1973 Kempten)
Additions : 1863 Waltrams; 1963 Rechtis–Hellengerst; 1972 Wengen

Wappen von Weitnau

Official blazon

  • (de) Aus rotem Schildfuß wachsend in Silber ein Bauer mit schwarzem Hut, braunem Rock und schwarzer Hose, der eine auswärts gekehrte Sense mit blauem Blatt hält.


The arms were granted on March 2, 1838 after a request of the local council for arms.

The original proposal from the council showed a shield with a chief of Bayern, and in the main shield a 'picture', of a 'typical farmer of the Allgäu region' working with a scythe on a field in front of a group of mountains. King Ludwig simplified these arms to the above image. Unfortunately the colours of the farmer were not described properly, so many different variations in the colour of the clothing have been used.

Wappen von Weitnau

The arms in Kramer (1841)
Wappen von Weitnau

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

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.