|Azure, Dexter a rural church issuant Argent domed onion-shaped Or; Sinister in saltire: a key Or and a sword point downwards proper, pomel and hilt Or.|
Foundation of the arms:
The municipality Kirchberg, to which 6 villages, 12 hamlets and 8 solitary farms belong, is situated in the so called woodland, in the tertiary hilly country north of Erding. Three of the churches in the municipal area have the characteristic onion-domed steeple, as it is shown in the new municipal arms. The steeple is at the same time canting for the name of the municipality. The parish church in the village Kirchberg itself is consecrated to the apostles Peter and Paul. As a reference to this church already attested in 1315, the attributes of the two apostles, key and sword, have been integrated into the municipal arms. Since the High Middle Ages Kirchberg belonged to the ducal district court Erding, to which the colours of the arms (Argent and Azure) shall recall.
The district government of Upper Bavaria approved the adoption of the arms on September 28th 1982.
Design of the arms:
Theodor Goerge, Freising.
Parish church of Kirchberg.
Key and sword as attributes of the Saints Peter and Paul
Coat-of-arms of the counts of Bogen (1204-1233), of Wittelsbach (from 1247), of the state Bayern (from 1918) (see also the arms of the Landkreis Erding, the inofficial arms of Aufkirchen, as well as the colours of the coats-of-arms of Oberding, Moosinning, Langengeisling and Reichenkirchen).
Erdinger Neueste Nachrichten
(Lokalteil der Süddeutschen Zeitung), 05.11.1982.
Unser Bayern (Beilage der Bayerischen Staatszeitung) Bd. 42 (1993), S. 24
Erdinger Neueste Nachrichten (Lokalteil der Süddeutschen Zeitung), 02.09.1993.
Der Wappenlöwe Jahrbuch 1993/94, S. 9.
Homepage of the municipality Kirchberg
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