Blazon: Per fess argent a leopard passant azure armed and langued gules, maned of the field and of the second, a plough of the first
I feel pretty safe saying that the leopard* is drawn from the arms of the noble family of Schenk von Stauffenberg, given that the town belonged to a branch of the family (Schenk von Andeck) from probably the late thirteenth century until they sold it to the von Stettens in 1433. Presumably the plough is a nod to the agricultural nature of the region, although I don’t know this for certain.
*Yes, that is in fact a leopard. I had to check the blazon. The hair around its face (I’m calling it a mane because I don’t know what else to say) makes me think it was potentially at one point intended to be a lion, but I’m afraid I don’t know for sure. Whatever it is, it’s going in my personal hall of fame of terrible heraldic art.
Blazon: Argent a leopard passant guardant gules* and a base wavy azure
*This charge was changed in 1971 from a lion to a leopard on the advice of heraldic experts. I am not sure this is correct; I suspect the confusion may have arisen from the French names for the positions of rampant (lionné) and passant guardant (leopardé); hence, in French blazon you could have a bear lionné, or, as was probably the case here, a lion leopardé.
1. Blazon: Azure an eagle displayed argent Crest: A leopard sejant proper, blindfolded argent Mantling: Azure lined argent
2. Blazon: Argent an eagle displayed gules crowned and armed or Crest: A dexter wing elevated sable Mantling: Gules lined argent
3. Blazon: Or a wolf rampant sable langued gules Crest: A wolf’s head sable langued gules and winged argent Mantling: Sable lined or
4. Blazon: Gules two bars or Crest: Two horns gules charged with two bars or Mantling: Or lined gules
5. Blazon: Per bend the first azure a lion passant or, the second bendy sinister of four argent and gules Crest: Three ostrich plumes ermine Mantling: Azure lined or
6. Blazon: Per pale the first or an eagle displayed sable, the second argent four bars gules Crest: An eagle’s head sable langued gules and winged or Mantling: Gules lined or
7. Blazon: Gules a lion rampant argent within a bordure compony of the second and azure Crest: Between two horns barry of six argent and azure, an escutcheon gules charged with a lion of the first Mantling: Gules lined argent
8. Blazon: Or a saltire sable Crest: An escutcheon as in the arms, issuant from each point of the escutcheon a feather vert Mantling: Sable lined or
1. Abrahall of Herefordshire; azure three hedgehogs or 2. Addison; ermine on a bend gules, three annulets or; a chief azure charged with as many leopard’s faces of the third 3. Ainge of London; azure a chevron ermine between three crosses paté argent
Some writers, says Boutell, describe the leopard as the issue of the pard and lioness, and they assign the unproductiveness of such hybrids as a reason for its frequent adoption in the arms of abbots and abbesses.
From Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Heraldry by John Vinycomb, p198