Blazon: Argent on a pale vert between two flanks gules, the dexter charged with five trefoils in pale and the sinister with a chain in pale, a triple mount in base and a stone hut of the field
Donnersbachwald technically no longer exists, as it was incorporated into the municipality of Irdning-Donnersbachtal in 2015. I’d assume that the mount refers to the local geography, which is extremely common for municipal arms. The vert and argent tinctures may be a reference to the Styrian arms, but that’s only speculation. Unfortunately, I’ve got nothing on the stone hut (or Kuppelbau, as the German blazon has it). My guess is that it’s a distinctive archeological construction in the region, which is also a pretty common motif for cities and towns, but I can’t find any mention of something like that. And if you’re wondering why I’ve called the charges on the sides “flanks,” see here. TL;DR it’s a charge specific to German heraldry, and they’re not the same things as flaunches.
Blazon: Per pale sable a bend chequy argent and gules and argent a mascle gules in base a triple mount vert
The dexter half of the arms are those of the abbey of Salem, while the sinister half is based on the arms of Burkard von Weckenstein, with the tinctures changed to avoid placing the mounts on a field gules. It should also be noted that the von Weckenstein arms are canting; the German word for “mascle” is “Wecke.”
In use since at least 1965
Blazon: Gules four palets argent and a chief of the last chequy of the field, overall issuant from a mount in base a pine tree proper surmounted by a baton in bend sinister, interwoven with the palets or
The town has been in existence since 1496, with official incorporation coming in 1783. The region’s lush pine forests may be the source for the tree in the arms.
Blazon: Per fess argent issuant from a triple mount in base vert a ladder gules and of the last a stag statant or
The ladder (leiter) is a canting allusion to the first lords of Krauchenwies, the Lords of Leiterberg.
Blazon: Argent on a mount vert a castle in ruin gules, in chief on a point dexter sable a bendlet and a molet of six points of the field and in sinister chief a like molet of the fourth
The municipal arms incorporate elements of each of the three former towns that form the present-day Herdwangen-Schönach. The castle is from Großschönach (where it was a depiction of Ramsberg Castle), the molets from Herdwangen, and the bendlet from Oberndorf.
Granted 1445?; possibly in use since 1278
Blazon: Azure on a mount in base between two trees proper a tower argent, roofed gules, portcullis and pennon or
The exact date of the grant is unclear, but it certainly occurred before 1627; there is a reference to the now-missing grant in a document from that year by Emperor Ferdinand II.
Blazon: Azure on a triple mount in base proper a stag salient or bearing in the mouth an arrow sable fletched gules and argent
The first written reference to the village dates back to 854, when Louis the German awarded the area to the diocese of Constance.