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Fichtelberg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Fichtelberg, Landkreis Bayreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-08-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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Fichtelberg Banner

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020

Fichtelberg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Argent three eradicated firs Vert in fess, beneath Azure a glass chalice Argent between two miner's hammers Argent in saltire.
The tinctures white and blue are those of the Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate), to which the village historically belonged, before it became a part of Oberfranken in 1857. The chalice is alluding to the production of mirrors and later of luxury glasses by the expelled people of Gablonz. The hammers are representing ore mining, connected with foundry and smelting from 1602 until the 19th century, and since then the depletion of granite. The firs are canting and alluding to densely wooded countryside.
Source: Haus der bayrischen Geschichte
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 16 June 1959 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020

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