Arms of Rottweil, Germany (city)


Granted 1955

Blazon: Or an eagle displayed sable, armed and langued gules, charged on the breast with a passion cross paté of the field


Arms of Blindenmarkt, Austria


Granted ~1522-1529

Blazon: Gules on a pale between two serpents erect argent a dexter wing of the field, surmounted by a triple mount in base proper

The arms were originally granted as shown by Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor sometime between 1522 and 1529. It was re-granted by Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor in 1569. The color combination is likely inspired by the Austrian coat of arms, but the origin of the charges is unclear.


The 1569 grant of arms

Arms of Bleiburg, Austria


Granted 1650; in use since 1322

Blazon: Azure on a base proper a winged bull passant or

The winged bull is a common symbol of St. Luke the Evangelist, but the connection between the saint and the town is unclear. The base in the representation above is not consistently depicted, and some versions include a banner reading “St. Lucas” instead.

Arms of Lauterbach, Germany


In use since 1746?

Blazon: Azure two war scythe blades palewise addorsed argent

The war scythe is a polearm that probably evolved from the more well-known agricultural tool. For somewhat obvious reasons, the war scythe was a popular weapon in many peasant uprisings. Its appearance in these arms, however, comes from the noble family of Bissingen-Nippenburg, who ruled the area around Schramberg since about 1648.