Granted 1954 – 1971
Blazon: Or a bend sinister between in chief a crown gules and in base a linden branch vert
Reusten was situated just south of an old Roman road, which was later called the “King’s Road,” and is the source for the bend sinister and crown. The linden branch is a reference to the Gerichtslinde, or “court linden.” Many Germanic tribes would hold courts and legal assemblies under a large linden tree, usually in open fields. Presumably, Reusten has (or had) a Gerichtslinde, but I can’t verify this. And once again, the or-and-gules combination is derived from the arms of the counts palatine of Tübingen (or a gonfanon gules).
In use since 1905; officially adopted 1953
Blazon: Azure a fasces between two branches of laurel and oak, all intertwined with a ribbon or bearing the motto “Liberté, égalité, fraternité” sable
Finally, the current symbol of the Third, Fourth, and Fifth French Republics. Technically, France didn’t officially have national arms after the end of the Second Empire in 1870. This design was formally adopted in 1953 as a response to a request from the United Nations, who wanted to display all the coats of arms of their member states. I’ve found different opinions as to whether or not this counts as a national coat of arms, but I figure if it’s good enough for the UN, it’s good enough for this blog. I’d also like to mention that the design itself dates back to at least 1905, and was intermittently used for formal state occasions, embassies, and consulates. My point here is that the use of the fasces as a national symbol happened well before Mussolini went and ruined it by making it a symbol of authoritarianism, repression, and violence.
Blazon: Per fess argent a cross of Calatrava gules and or a grill fesswise sable, in base a palm branch embowed proper
The grill is a symbol of St. Lawrence, the patron saint of the town, who was roasted to death. The first records of the town date back to 1588, when a group of peasants told King Felipe II that they were unable to attend Mass because they lived too far from a church.
Blazon: Party of six argent and gules, two branches raguly and enflamed in pale counterchanged
The branches are apparently a reference to the Diethbrant von Safen, the first lord of the region. The “brant” part of his name recalls “Brand,” or “fire.”
In use since at least 2013
Per fess argent a Maltese cross gules between two laurel branches proper and vert a tower or windowed sable
The Maltese cross is probably a reference to the Order of St. John, which maintained control over the area until 1784.
Granted 2015; in use since at least 1932
Blazon: Gules on a mount in base argent a stag springing or, bearing in the mouth a branch proper
It is unclear when (or if) the arms were officially granted, but a grant of the above arms was issued upon the merger of Deutschfeistritz and Großstübing.
In use since at least 1989
Blazon: Azure issuant from a fish fesswise in base argent an ash branch leaved of five or
The fish is from the arms of Fischbach, a former municipality incorporated into Niedereschach in 1974.