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Großweil Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Großweil, Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-05-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Großweil municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2021
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Großweil Municipality

Großweil Banner

It is a yellow-blue-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2021

Großweil Coat of Arms

Shield Azure parted by a bar wavy Argent, above a farmhouse Or, beneath a raft's rudder in bend, a hayfork in bend sinister and a quarry hammer in pale, all Or.
The bar wavy is representing the Loisach, a little river crossing the municipality. The farmhouse is representing the local open air agricultural museum and is canting for the suffix "-weil", which is derived from the Latin word "villa" (= cottage). The rudder is symbolising rafting, the hayfork agriculture and the hammer the local marble quarries and brown coal mining. The latter was discontinued in 1962. The blue colour is representing sky, mountains and lakes and alluding to a promotion slogan, which denoted some municipalities in the area as "The blue Country".
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of Bayerische Staatszeitung, 1981, p.56
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 30 July 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2021

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