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Reichenbach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Reichenbach, Landkreis Kronach, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-04-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Reichenbach (LK Kronach) municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2021
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Reichenbach Municipality

Reichenbach Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2021

Reichenbach Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a miner's hammer and a slater's hammer, both Or in saltire, superimposing a crozier issuant of the same, superimposed by an abased fess wavy Argent.
The tinctures blue and golden and the crozier are alluding to the Cistercian Langheim Abbey, to which the municipality belonged until 1388. The hammers are symbolising the depletion of slate in Thüringen, which had been an important business line until WW2, but it became impossible due to the German division since 1961.
Source: Stadler, Egloffstein 1990, p.304
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2021

The arms were approved on 11 February 1965 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2021

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