Former arms of Altingen, Germany

Altingen

Granted 1954 – 1971

Blazon: Gules two stalks of wheat in saltire surmounted by a croizer in pale or, overall a plowshare argent

I’m sure you can’t guess that this was historically a farming town. The heraldic allusions are very subtle. (They’re not.) The croizer reflects the town’s history as a possession of the abbeys of Ottobeuren and Bebenhausen, and the colors evidently derive from the Tübingen counts palatine (or a gonfanon gules).

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Arms of Deutsch Wagram, Austria

Deutsch Wagram

Granted 1985; in use since 1810

Blazon: Per bend or and azure, issuant from a mount in base a stalk of wheat proper between two plowshares addorsed argent

The name can be roughly translated as “wave border” and presumably refers to the Rußbach, which formerly flowed through the village green and caused considerable flooding. The river was diverted away from the town in 1772.

Arms of Deutsch Goritz, Austria

Deutsch Goritz

Granted 2017

Blazon: Tierced per pale I gules a spade argent, blade in chief II argent a fountain azure and III vert a stalk of wheat or

The wheat represents local agriculture, and the fountain represents the Peterquelle, a local mineral spring. The spade is taken from the arms of Ratschendorf, which was incorporated into Deutsch Goritz in 2015.

Arms of Dechantskirchen, Austria

Dechantskirchen

Granted 1974

Blazon: Per bend argent and vert, in chief a sheaf of wheat bendwise or surmounted by a sickle palewise of the first; in base a palm leaf of the second bendwise ensigned by a crown gules

The palm and crown represent the martyrdom of St. Stephen, the patron saint of the town, while the sickle and wheat allude to the importance of local farming.

Arms of Königsfeld im Schwarzwald, Germany

Konigsfeld im Schwarzwald

In use since 1975?

Blazon: Per quarterly I or issuant from three mounts in base vert two ears of wheat gules, II and III gules, and IV or issuant from three mounts in base vert a castle double-towered gules

The first quarter of the arms preserves the town’s former coat of arms. The third quarter shows the arms of Burgberg, which was incorporated into the town in 1974.