Blazon: Azure a city gate argent, roofed gules, in the center chief an escutcheon of the last a fess of the second (Austria); on a chief or, a double-headed eagle displayed gules.
The city was designated as an imperial city in 1278 after holding out for over a week while under siege from the army of the Bohemian king Ottokar II. Rudolf von Habsburg eventually instigated the Battle on the Marchfeld, where Ottokar II was killed. It seems likely that the escutcheon of Austria and/or the imperial eagle in the chief are due to the imperial city status.
Arms of Oberbergischer, Germany Blazon: Per pale gules a city gate double-towered argent windowed sable and of the second a lion rampant double-queued of the first armed, langued, and crowned azure; overall on a chief or a fess chequy of … Continue reading →