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Hemhofen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hemhofen, Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hemhofen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2021
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Hemhofen Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2021

Hemhofen Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, standing on a triplemount issuant Or a naked negro Sable, in sinister chief an inescutcheon Gules charged with a spearhead for boar hunting Argent.
Negro and triplemount had been the arms of the Barons of Winckler of Mohrenfels (= negro's rock).The kin acquired Hemhofen Estate in 1722 and completed the building of the local palace in Baroque style. The family also established the court of justice of Hemhofen-Zeckern in 1802, which existed until 1848. The inescutcheon is taken from the arms of the Lords of Stiebar of Buttenheim, who owned Zeckern in the 14th century.
Source: "Der Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt", Hof 1979, p.108
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 31 July 1978 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Mittelfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2021

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