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Burgthann Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Burgthann, Landkreis Nürnberger Land, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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Burgthann Banner

It is a yellow-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021

Burgthann Coat of Arms

Shield quartered of Argent and Sable, in centre an inescutcheon Or charged with an eradicated fir Vert.
The fir (German: Tanne) is canting and furthermore reminding on the Lords of Thann, whose ancestral seat had been the local castle, finished in 1260. The quartered shield is representing the Burgraves of Nürnberg from the Zollern kin. Burgthann had been a fiefdom of the kin between 1218 and 1803.
Source: Eckhardt Pfeiffer: "Nürnberger Land", 2nd edition, Hersbruck 1989, pp.323-324
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 4 October 1968 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021

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