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Marktl Market Town (Germany)

Markt Marktl, Landkreis Altötting, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Marktl  town banner] 5:2 image by M. Schmöger, 4 Feb 2007
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Marktl Market Town

Marktl Banner

It is a black-yellow-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
(1) this online catalogue
(2) German Breakfast television "ARD-Frühstücksfernsehen", 19 April 2006
(3) photo spotted by M. Schmöger on 15 June 2006
(4) files in the "Generaldirektion der staatlichen Archive Bayerns" (General administration of the Bavarian State Archives)
M. Schmöger, 4 Feb 2007

Marktl Coat of Arms

Under a chief charged with the Bavarian lozenges, Argent, a boathook Sable charged in base with a bar couped Or.
Marktl, also known as Marktl upon Inn, is the birthplace of the Josef Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope [Emeritus] Benedict XVI. It is located 10 km west of the border with Austria and the city of Braunau upon Inn.The election of Ratzinger as Pope awoke this place upon the Inn River and it became a pilgrimage place of many Catholics. The boathook is symbolising the former importance of shipping on the River Inn. The spatula (German: Streichmaß) is symbol for the grain-market, a tool to measure grain and beverages, e.g. wine. The Bavarian lozenges show that it belongs to the Duchy of Bayern. The bar mentioned in source is in fact a measure for grain, vine and woven goods. On the first seal from 1460 there had been no chief and the arms originally were also granted without chief. The chief was added in coloured images since the middle of the 16th century and on seals since around 1600. In the 19th century the basic tincture was painted arbitrarily as red.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.12
Jens Pattke, 19 Apr 2006, Ivan Sache, 20 Apr 2006 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2020

The arms were granted by Duke Ludwig the Rich on 12 May 1447. The flag colours were adopted 11 November 1983.
M. Schmöger, 4 Feb 2007 and Jens Pattke, 19 Apr 2006

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