List of free imperial cities

There were 51 Free Imperial Cities in the Holy Roman Empire as of 1792.[1] They are listed here with their official confessional status confirmed by the Peace of Westphalia (1648).

Coats of Arms of the Free Imperial Cities (of 1605) – part 1
Coats of Arms of the Free Imperial Cities (of 1605) – part 2 (two top rows only)

{One will remark the use of eagles on many of these coats of arms, these represent the direct association with the Holy Roman Emperor whose own standard was that of an Imperial Eagle}

Other cities which were once Free Imperial cities, but had ceased to be so by 1792, include:


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