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Otterfing Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Otterfing, Landkreis Miesbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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Otterfing Banner

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2020

Otterfing Coat of Arms

Shield Azure an abased fess embowed Or, two demi-ibexes respectant Argent, in chief three coronets Or ordered 2:1.
The three coronets are said to be the apocryphal arms of the Agilolfings. Members of this kin had been kings of the Lombards and in service of the Merowingians (Franconian Kings) also Dukes of Bayern and Schwaben. Furthermore they founded the Tegernsee Abbey. The village was first mentioned in 1017 as Otolfingen. It remained a possession of the abbey until 1803, when all ecclesiastical dominions were secularised. The ibexes are taken from the family arms of the Counts of Kurz of Senftenau, who ruled the village since 1656 as part of the County of Valley. The embowed fess is symbolising the devil's rift (German: Teufelsgraben), a local valley.
Source: "Unser Bayern, Heimatbeilage der Bayerischen Staatszeitung" (newpaper), 1990, p. 48
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 12 March 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2020

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