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Wachenroth Market Town (Germany)

Markt Wachenroth, Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wachenroth town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Sep 2021
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It is a red-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2021

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure; a throughout embattled wall Argent masoned Sable, charged with an inescutcheon Or, charged with a lion rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules and superimposed by a bendlet Argent, crested by a demi-sentinel issuant, dressed Gules and blowing a horn Or, base vert parted by a fess wavy Argent charged with two crayfish Gules addorsed.
First mentioned in 1518, the robe of the canting sentinel (German: Wächter) is described as Spanish robe. The fess wavy is representing the Ebrach River. The inescutcheon displays the arms of the Archbishopric of Bamberg, the former ruler. The first local seal and a coloured painting from 1603 display the same pattern. In the 18th century the seal only displayed a crayfish, probably in pale. The former pattern was restored in 1931. The pattern changed in details. Klemens Stadler e.g. displayed the horn as Argent.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.85
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2021

The banner was approved on 28 April 1931 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The arms were granted in 1518 by Georg Schenk of Limpurg, Bishop of Bamberg, and confirmed on 28 April 1931 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2021

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