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Wechselburg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wechselburg, Landkreis Mittelsachsen, Sachsen

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Wechselburg Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

Wechselburg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent parted by a Latin cross Sable, at sinister Gules three bees Argent in sinister pointing chevron.
On occasion of the induction of the municipal hall on 15 October 1924 a seal was approved. Wechselburg was a rural municipality and not entitled to use proper arms. Thus there had been only a seal in B/W, which was however coloured later without permission. Through the decades the bees turned to indefinable insects. In the current arms the black cross is representing the Teutonic Order, which owned the local Tschillen Monastery between 1278 and 1543. The shape of the cross is based on the tombstone of Commander Conrad of Bellersheym in the local church. The bees are referring to local beekeeping in the forests surrounding the monastery. Beekeeping had been important for the production of honey and wax for candles and seals and is practised until today, The tinctures red and white are those of the Counts of Schönburg-Glauchau, who in 1543 ceded their possessions in Hohenstein, Lohmen and Wehlen and gained the Lordship of Penig and the monastery. In the same year Wechselburg was first mentioned in the charter of exchange.
Source: Siegfried Heinze´s webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

Banner and arms were approved on 19 April 1993 by Minister of Interior of Sachsen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

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