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State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Ortenaukreis (until 1972 Bühl)
Additions: 1971 Oberachern, 1972 Fautenbach, Gamshurst, Grossweier, Mösbach, Önsbach, Sasbachried, Wagshurst

Wappen von Achern/Arms (crest) of Achern
Official blazon
German In gespaltenem Schild vorne in Gold ein halber rot bewehrter und rot bezungter schwarzer Adler am Spalt, hinten in Rot ein silberner Balken.
English blazon wanted


Achern did not become a city before 1808. The oldest seal of the town dates from 1415 and shows a divided shield with a crosier and a demi-eagle. The crosier symbolises the influence of the bishops of Strassburg, the eagle symbolises the fact that the town was part of the imperial area of Ortenau.

From 1561 the crosier was replaced by the arms of Austria which at the time ruled the Ortenau. The eagle at the time was the Austrian eagle, showing a golden nimbus around the head. This nimbus was removed in 1805, when the town became part of Baden.

Siegel von Achern

The seal from 1415-1561
Siegel von Achern

The seal from 1561-1788
Siegel von Achern

The seal from 1561 (?)
Siegel von Achern

The seal from 1900
Siegel von Achern

The arms on a municipal stamp (1892)
Wappen von Achern/Coat of arms (crest) of Achern

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

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Literature: Stadler, K., 1964-1971; John and Heine, 1989; Zier, 1964.