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Crest at the town hall of Celle

Crest at the town hall of Celle, GermanyMarvellous coat of arms seen at the old town hall of Celle.

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Emblem at industrial hall in Retz

Emblem at an industrial hall in Retz, Austria

Impressive emblem seen at an industrial hall near the railway station of Retz. Well, can you read the ‘deleted’ text below the emblem? It is written ‘K.u.K. Hoflieferant’ which indicates this factory was a supplier of the Imperial court before 1918.

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The emblems of Nuremberg

Emblems of Nuremberg, Germany

And now some history:On the left side the great emblem (Große Wappen) and on the right side the minor emblem (Kleine Wappen) of Nuremberg. The left one is generally used by administrative bodies whereas the minor one is used by some companies too.

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Coat of arms of Regensburg

Emblem of Regensburg, Germany

On my way from the railway station to the centre of Regensburg I discovered the emblem of the city at an oriel window: Two white keys in a red field.

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Coat of arms in Udine

Coat of arms in Udine, ItalyAmazing emblem seen in the streets of Udine. Any ideas who is the owner of this coat of arms?

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Coat of arms of Graz

Coat of arms of Graz, Austria

A fine example of the coat of arms of my city Graz. I found it at the wall of the Styrian Armoury located in the town centre.

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Manhole cover in Graz

Manhole cover in Graz, Austria

The manhole covers in Graz show the city coat of arms. The heraldic animal is similar to the Styrian panther. But there are differences. In the Graz version, you see that flames emerge from all openings of the animal. The Styrian panther spits fire out of its mouth only.

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Emblem of Habsburg family in Merano

Emblem of Habsburg family in Merano, Italy

Another way to depict an emblem: A mosaic, seen at a bridge in Merano, Italy. It shows the emblem of the Habsburg family.

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Heraldic device of Principality of Auersperg

Heraldic device of Principality of Auersperg

At a building in Wels I found this beautiful as well as huge coat of arms. It belongs to the noble family of Auersperg. More…

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Saxon Steed in Hanover

Sachsenross in Hannover, Germany

This sculpture named Saxon Steed (Sachsenross) shows the emblem of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) It was created in 1866 by the sculptor Friedrich Wilhelm Wolff. Today it is situated in front of the Leibniz Universität Hannover, the former WelfenschlossMore…

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Manhole cover in Leipzig

Manhole cover in Leipzig, Germany

The manhole covers of Leipzig show the city arms. Similar to the city arms of Dresden they are a combination of the Meissen Lion and the Landsberg Pales. The depiction looks pretty beautiful as it displays not only the coat of arms but also the complete heraldic achievement.

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Bavarian Lion in Lindau

Bavarian Lion in Lindau, Germany

The Bavarian Lion seen at the port entrance of Lindau. It is placed next to the lighthouse of Lindau. The Bavarian Lion is mentioned several times in the Bavarian coat of arms, for example the shield is hold by two lions. More…