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Münstertal in Schwarzwald Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Münstertal im Schwarzwald, Landkreis Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2019-12-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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Münstertal in Schwarzwald Municipality

Münstertal Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2019

Münstertal Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, in base an impending inescutcheon Gules, charged with a fess wavy Argent and flanked by the scarves of a mitre Gules in chief, flanked in chief by two pairs of hammer and mallet Sable.
The mitre is representing St.Trudpert Monastery, from which the village was ruled until 1806 as a vassal of Austria, represented by the inescutcheon. Hammer and mallet are alluding to silver mining of the name giving little town of Münster, which had mines and a mint in the Medieval, but declined to a village in the 16th century. Mining remainded an important business until the 18th century.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2019

Banner and arms were approved on 3 July 1972 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 1084/1973.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2019

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