Coats of arms of the districts

Wappen Meißenheim

The coat of arms consists of a red ring on a gold background.

Ancestral coat of arms: In a shield divided by black and gold, two silver crescent moons lying in bars above. It can be found carved in stone on the north wall of the nave of the Protestant parish church, built in 1766. The imperial knighthood village came to Baden in 1806. The archive material available did not reveal anything about the creation of the municipal coat of arms.

The ring is probably the old village symbol, as such not uncommon in the parish heraldry. Popularly it is interpreted as a titmouse ring. Bruno Boesch places Meißenheim in the class of hometowns associated with a person’s name. A ring is also considered a symbol of community (Heinz-Mohr). Today it symbolizes the bond between the two districts in a realistic way. The colors can be the Baden colors.

Efforts by the mayor’s office in 1935 to replace the municipal coat of arms, which was then perceived as “meaningless”, with a representation of a titmouse in relation to the place name. There was no color scheme until 1967. Obviously, the Baden colors were chosen.

Wappen Kürzell

Saint Laurence is dressed in red, in his right hand a black grate, in his left hand a gold shield with a red ploughshare.

The Schuttern monastery was wealthy here. The church was incorporated into him in 1325. It is dedicated to St. Lawrence. A shield with the ploughshare held by Laurentius appears as a seal image on a document from 1520 June 30; Inscription INSIGEL DES DORFS KIRCZEL a seal from the 19th century shows a sign with the saint standing on the ground, holding a lowered grate – like a small lantern – in his right hand, his figure on the left accompanied by a fallen ploughshare, floating above the sign a crown of leaves. The coat of arms was redesigned in 1900. Until the 1960s, the colors were not yet determined. The congregation finally chose them as they pleased. The shield shape is a combination of tartsche and semicircular shield that emerged at the end of the 15th century. Characteristic of the Tartsche (tournament shield) is the incision-spear-rest for inserting the lance.