National emblems

The coat of arms has the shape of the heraldic round shield. It is split by an ascending bent tip and shows a red continuous cross on the right in a silver field, a silver six-spoke wheel on the left in red field and a red-crowned, red-crowned golden lion in the rising black tip. The coat of arms is inflated by a golden folk crown (wine leaves).

With the Trier Cross, the Mainzer Rad and the Palatine Lion, it represents the three Rhenish electorates, the most historically significant territories on the territory of the present state of Rhineland-Palatinate. After the German Emperor, her outstanding constitutional status made her one of the most influential and important officials of the Old Reich.


The use of the official national coat of arms is the responsibility of only state bodies, the state authorities and the other institutions specified in the state law, such as bodies, institutions and foundations under public law, which are under the supervision of the country and perform sovereign duties. They may be granted the right to guide the country seal and the official sign by the Prime Minister on a proposal from the competent Minister of Expertise.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate also provides a coat of arms sign, which can be used freely without permission.

  • Das Wappen von Rheinland-Pfalz


Further information on the Kleiner Landessiegel and the current licence list can be found on the website of the State Chancellery of Rhineland-Palatinate.

  • Kleines Landessiegel

Related Links

  • Landesgesetz ├╝ber die Hoheitszeichen des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz (Wappen- und Flaggengesetz)

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