Bludenz

Granted 1929; in use since at least 1329, possibly since 1260

Blazon: Argent a unicorn rampant sable, langued gules

The colors of these arms mirror those of the counts of Werdenberg-Heiligenberg, who ruled the region prior to 1354, when they sold it to the Hapsburgs. The charge may reflect ancient rumors of unicorns that lived in the forests near the town.

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