A picture postcard from Freiburg im Breisgau, Wrttemberg, Germany (Mnsterplatz 24, 79098 Freiburg) The decorations of the building are from 1530-32. Siniša Miličić, University of Zagreb, for his kind information.
Description on the reverse side of the postcard: (in German) Erker des historischen Kaufhauses am Msterplatz, (in English) Bay of the former „Kaufhaus“ at the Muenster Square, (in French) Pice avance de l'ancien „Kaufhaus“ sur la Place de la cathdrale (many thanks to Mr Vlatko Bilic, Zagreb) In the church of Sainte Michel in Bruxelles, Belgium, there is a Croatian Coat of Arms dating from 1538, see [Claus].
Unfortunately, since the 1770 renovation the Wappenturm was changed: Luckily, the 18th century painting of the old Wappenturm has been made for the Hofburg sacristy, where Croatian coat of arms can still be seen: See also Ramski Zbornik, Zagreb, 2001.
Many thanks to Ivan and Aleksandar Szabo for kind help.
Now doubt, these are some of the reasons why in the chruch of st.
Vitus in Hradčani Cathedral in the Prague, we can see fantastic Croatian Coats of Arms.
16th century Croatian coats of arms in the Cathedral of St Vitus in Hradcany, Prague, Czechia: Regnum Sclavoniae, Croatiae, Dalmatiae, on the left from the main altar.
They appear together with several dozens of other old European coats of arms.
These drawings seem to be unknown in Croatian heraldic literature.
Karl of the Stier (Karlo Štajerski), brother-in-law of King Rudolph II, was in charge of the Croatian Military Frontier, where in 1578 he made the foundations of the new very strong fortress of Karlovac, which was important in the struggle of Croatia against the Turkish Ottoman Empire onslaughts.
Among numerous great artists and scientists at the Royal Court in Hradčani, Faust Vrančić, the Royal Secretary, was in close contact with Tyho de Brahe and Johannes Kepler.