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Hofstetten Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hofstetten, Landkreis Landsberg am Lech, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hofstetten municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Oct 2020
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It is a white-red-white vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Oct 2020

Hofstetten Coat of Arms

Shield Gules two firs Argent issuant from a picket fence of the same in base, chief Argent charged with two keys Gules in saltire.
The crossed keys are an attribute of St. Peter, patron saint of the Benedictine Wessobrunn Abbey, being the manorial lord until 1803. The village of Hagenheim had been a possession of the abbey since the High Medieval. Since 1403 also the local parish was incorporated into the abbey. The picket fence (German: Hegezaun) with the firs is a canting element. The tinctures are those of Wessobrunn Abbey and of the Bishopric of Augsburg as well. On 1 January 1972 Hofstetten merged with Hagenheim, forming the new municipality of Hofstetten.
Source: "Heimatbuch für den Landkreis Landsberg am Lech", 2nd edition, Landsberg am Lech 1982, pp.353, 479ff., 492ff
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Oct 2020

The former municipality of Hagenheim adopted the arms in 1953. The symbols were confirmed on 5 March 1975 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern for Hofstetten.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Oct 2020

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