Arms of Brand, Austria



Granted 1961

Blazon: Per bend rayonée argent and gules

These arms are fairly straightforward: the rayonée partition line mimics fire (Brand in German), making these canting arms


Arms of Bramberg am Wildkogel, Austria

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Granted 1966

Blazon: Azure issuant from battlements in sinister base argent a horse salient or langued gules

An old legend connected with the arms claims that in 1376, a knight from the region got roaring drunk and rode his horse out into the mountainous wilderness. After several days, the horse returned, covered in gold, and the locals managed to follow its trail back to one of the richest goldmines of in the area. The knight, however, was never seen again. The battlements supposedly derive from the arms of the lords of Wenns, but I cannot verify this.

I’m not sure why all the images I can find of these arms are kind of terrible. It’s a lovely blazon with an interesting story behind it, and it deserves a better illustration than I have been able to find.

Arms of Villarrobledo, Spain


In use since 1440

Blazon: Per fess azure a castle triple-towered proper and argent issuant from a mount in base vert three trees eradicated proper*

*The blazon specifies that the trees should be issuing from a mount; the above depiction is not ideal.


Arms of Vöhringen, Germany


Granted 1975

Blazon: Per fess dancetty argent and gules, in base a plowshare of the first


Arms of Böheimkirchen, Austria


Granted 1952

Blazon: Per pale azure a church on a mount in base proper, in chief the letter Y or, and argent a wolf rampant gules

Both the wolf and the letter Y derive from the municipal arms of nearby regions. The red wolf, also known as the “Passau wolf,” has been used by the diocese of Passau since at least 1259. The Y is an abbreviation of “Yppolytus,” or St. Hippolytus of Rome, after whom the diocese of St. Pölten was named. The church is probably a depiction of the local church of St. James. The current building dates back to the 14th century, but mentions of a church on the same site date back to 985.


Arms of Villapalacios, Spain


Granted 1976

Blazon: Per pale gules two cauldrons in pale chequy or and sable, each containing twelve serpents, eight facing the exterior and four facing the interior proper and chequy of twelve argent a lion rampant purpre armed and crowned or, langued gules (León) and gules a castle triple-towered or windowed azure (Castile)


Arms of Villingendorf, Germany


In use since at least 1989

Blazon: Azure two pike poles in saltire or between three molets of eight points in dexter, sinister, and base argent