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Freyung City (Germany)

Stadt Freyung, Landkreis Freyung-Grafenau, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Freyung city banner 2-colour]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 July 2022
[Freyung city banner 1-colour]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 July 2022

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Freyung City

Freyung Banner

It is a green-white vertical bicolour (see left image above). The coat of arms is shifted towards the top. At least until 1993 a white monocolour with coat of arms shifted towards the top (see right image above) had also been in use.
Sources: this online catalogue and this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 July 2022

Freyung Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a tree Vert on base of the same, from dexter flanch a bird volant Or approaching the tree.
Freyung had been a possession of the Bishopric of Passau until 1803. It had no proper symbols. The existence of the current pattern is proven since 1818 on a town seal. The free flying bird is supposed to allude to the name. The name is originated from the better rights of the settlers of the town, granted in 1354. The tree is symbolising the location in the Bavarian Forest. Freyung gained the status of a city in 1953. The city is the seat of Freyung-Grafenau County
Source: Stadler 1965, p.54
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 July 2022

Neither banners nor arms have been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 July 2022

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