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Braunau am Inn, Oberösterreich (Austria)

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[Braunau am Inn] by M. Schmöger

Name of municipality: Braunau am Inn
Status: Stadtgemeinde (town)
Land (state): Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)
Bezirk (district): Braunau am Inn
Description of arms (German): In Silber oben nebeneinander zwei freischwebende Schildchen, im rechten in Schwarz ein goldener, rot bekrönter und gewaffneter, aufgerichteter Löwe, das linke von Silber und Blau schrägrechts gerautet; unten zwei grüne, doppelt verschlungene Zweige, der rechte mit Lindenblättern, der linke mit Dolden besetzt.
Blazoning of arms (English): Argent, over two doubly entwined twigs Vert, the dexter one with linden leaves, the sinister one with umbels, two escutcheons: the dexter one Sable a lion rampant Or armed, langued and crowned Gules, the sinister one bendy lozengy of Argent and Azure.
Adoption date of arms: 1331 (first seal imprint); 1960 (readoption of the original arms)
Description of flag: two stripes, green-white, with or without coat-of-arms
Adoption date of flag: 18 July 1960

M. Schmöger, 3 October 2003

Recently I got a little guide about the main church at Braunau (Upper Austria). The title shows a photo (presumably around 1970) with several flags interesting enough to share it with you. At the church: three hanging flags of approx. proportion 5:1 or 6:1, from left Upper Austria (white-red), Catholic church flag (yellow-white), Braunau (green-white without arms).
M. Schmöger, 2 June 2004

Comments on the arms:

According to my dictionary "Dolden" are "umbels". The historical account of the arms in [bmt96] does not comment on the significance of these. As far as I see, however, the original arms (seal actually, late 13th century) just showed entwined twigs, and the differentiation into one with leaves and the other one with umbels, is probably only a later (17th/18th century ?) artistic rendition.
M. Schmöger, 6 October 2003

Those two inescutcheons look like the Palatinate and Bavarian arms -- are they? I guess Braunau lies within the so-called Innviertel which was Bavarian until 1779 and then 1809-1814.
Santiago Dotor
, 7 October 2003

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