The original arms were granted on March 29, 1535 by Emperor Ferdinand I, and were based on the older version already in use. Arms are described as a base of water, from which rises a green three-topped hill, all on a black shield with a golden point.
The historical arms as shown by Kober and Pirchegger (1954).
Painting of Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
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