Blazon: Gules four beech leaves conjoined in cross or
The beech (Buche) leaves refer to the name of the town, one for each of the municipalities that were incorporated into the town. The gules of the field is allegedly a reference to the martyrdom of the town’s founder, Gisela von Assach; while she almost certainly founded the village in 1140, her status as a martyr is questionable.
Blazon: Argent two hammers in saltire within a cog wheel gules, in base an oak leaf and a beech leaf in saltire vert, a chief per fess nebuly of the field and the last
Presumably, the hammers and cog wheel refer to the town’s centuries-long history of mining iron ore.
Blazon: Or a beech tree eradicated gules, trunk sable
These are canting arms, as “Buche” means “beech” in German.
Granted 1970; in use since 1806
Blazon: Vert a beech leaf slipped argent, fructed with two beechnuts or
The beech leaf (Buche in German) is a direct reference to the name of the town, and also to the forestry industry.