Per pale: Dexter per pale Azure and Argent, a fleur-de-lis counterchanged; Sinister Gules, a horse bridled rearing Argent; on a chief Argent an arrow and a sword in saltire Azure.
During the municipal reform the municipalities Fraunberg, Reichenkirchen und Thalheim have joined on July 1st 1974 to form the larger municipality Fraunberg. Of these municipalities Reichenkirchen had used its own arms, that became obsolete by the merger.
Foundation of the arms:
The municipality Fraunberg is made up of the formerly independent municipalities Reichenkirchen, Fraunberg and Thalheim. The municipal coat-of-arms contains references to all these three villages; the arrow and the sword in chief are taken from the former arms of Reichenkirchen, whereas the lily as a Madonnas symbol refers to the well-known church of pilgrimage in Thalheim. Fraunberg is since the 13th century property of one of the oldest noble families of Old Bavaria, namely the Fraunberger zu Fraunberg; from their arms the horse bridled Argent on Gules has been taken.
The district government of Upper Bavaria approved the adoption of the arms on February 4th 1981.
Design of the arms:
Carlo Borst, Fraunberg.
Historical Image sources:
Sword as an attribute of St. Michael.
Arrow as an attribute of St. Sebastian.
Lily as a symbol for Virgin Mary.
Coat-of-arms of the Fraunberger vom Haag (County Haag) und Fraunberger von und zu Fraunberg (Alt-Fraunberg) (see also coats-of-arms of the Landkreis Erding, of Sankt Wolfgang and Schwindkirchen).
Unser Bayern (Heimatbeilage der
Bayerischen Staatszeitung) Bd. 32 (1983), S. 56.
Der Wappenlöwe Jahrbuch 1984/85, S. 23.
Landkreis Erding (Hrsg.) (1985): Landkreis Erding - Land und Leute, Geschichte, Wirtschaft, Kultur. Erding (Landkreis Erding), S. 342.
Erdinger Neueste Nachrichten (Lokalteil der Süddeutschen Zeitung), 20.08.1993.
Homepage of the municipality Fraunberg
www.reichenkirchen.de (under construction)
The obsolete arms of the former
The former municipality
did not use own arms.
This webpage was last modified 2001-07-14 by Marcus Schmöger