Blazon: Per pale gules a Maltese cross argent and per fess or nine houses 3, 3, and 3 of the first and of the second, a well of the first
These are pretty straightforward canting arms in the sinister half – in chief, three rows of houses that, according to the blazon, are specifically intended to represent a town (villa) and a well (pozo). Given that the first written reference to Villar del Pozo, in 1226, is a deed granting the town to the Knights Hospitaller, I’m pretty confident in saying that they’re the source of the Maltese cross.
Blazon: Per pale gules a well argent and of the second a cross of Calatrava of the first, pointé in base azure a loaf of bread of the second
The arms are primarily canting, due to the cross of Calatrava and the well (“pozo”), though I cannot find any explanation for the loaf of bread.
Blazon: Per pale or and gules a well counterchanged
The dual tinctures and counterchanging is intended to represent the two former municipalities that were incorporated to form the modern Deutsch Kaltenbrunn (Deutsch Kaltenbrunn and Rohrbrunn).
Blazon: Vert between two flanks* striped** argent and azure a horseshoe pendant or and a well of the second, water of the third
*The term in the blazon is Flanken, which seems to be a charge specific to Germanic heraldry. They may occur with the top, bottom, both, or neither curved, but the sides are always straight. Contrast the English flaunches, which are inevitably rounded.
**This is also taken from the original blazon; “striped” is rarely, if ever, used in blazoning in English.
The horseshoe represents a local festival in honor of St. Leonard of Noblac, patron saint of horses. The well (or Brunnen) both refers to the town’s name and the legend of its founding. Allegedly, Duke Tassilo III of Bavaria had lost his way in the woods when he stumbled upon a spring. In gratitude, he founded a church on the spot, which later became the town of Tesselbrun (Tassilo’s fountain) and later Desselbrunn.
Blazon: Per fess argent a cross of Calatrava gules between two squash in chevron reversed vert and gules three wells or
The village’s proximity to the Orgueruelas river enabled a large number of wells (“pozos”) to be built in the vicinity, giving the town both its name and a part of its arms.
Blazon: Vert a well argent, pulley or
The first written record of the town dates from 1367, when it was a possession of Puchheim.
In use since at least 1991
Blazon: Per pale gules two keys in saltire argent, joined in base by a chain sable and of the second a well of the first