The Coat of Arms in the Church Porch

 

Kirche

Heraldic coats of arms evolved to denote family lineage, alliance, ownership and the right to rule. The coat of arms shows, among other things, a lion, a popular heraldic symbol representing courage, strength, power and nobility.


The coat of arms was placed above the entrance to the schloss and served to affirm the power and dignity of Landgrave Ludwig IV of Hesse-Marburg and his first wife, Princess Hedwig of W├╝rttemberg.


After the schloss fell into disrepair, the coat of arms was moved to the church, a reference to the disempowerment of the schloss and the symbolic takeover of power by the church.