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Poppenricht Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Poppenricht, Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-04-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Poppenricht municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Apr 2022
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Poppenricht Municipality

Poppenricht Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Apr 2022

Poppenricht Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent an angel statant Gules, at sinister Azure a grain ear Or, base parted per pale of Azure and Argent and charged with hammer and mallet Sable.
The partition per pale is alluding to the fact that the current municipality was established in 1968 by a merger of Poppenricht proper and Traßlberg. The angel is St. Michael, recognisable by his attribute, a sword flambant. He is patron saint of Poppenricht. Ear, hammer and mallet are taken from the former municipal arms of Traßlberg. They are representing the main business lines, agriculture and mining , as the Maxhütte in Sulzbach-Rosenberg had been the most important employer of the municipality. The tools are also referring to the hammer mill of Poppenricht, which was changed to a grinder of mirrors in 1817 and to a sawmill in 1909. The tinctures white and blue are those of Bayern.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.38-39
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Apr 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 13 October 1983 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz..
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Apr 2022

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