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Windischeschenbach City (Germany)

Stadt Windischeschenbach, Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Windischeschenbach city banner] 5:2 image by örg Majewski, 16 June 2022
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Windischeschenbach Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top, flanked by a black inscription "STADT" (above) and an embowed black inscription "WINDISCHESCHENBACH" (below).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2022

Windischeschenbach Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a fess wavy Argent charged with a fish Azure, in chief two 6-point stars Or in fess, in base a 6-point star Or.
The existence of the current pattern is proven by seal prints since 1784. The first coloured paintings of the arms were made in the early 19th century. The stars originally had five points and were probably representing the County of Störnstein. Creek (German: Bach), represented by the fess wavy, and fish (Bavarian: Äsche) are canting. Windischeschenbach had been a market town at least since 1553 and was upgraded to a city in 1952.
Source: Stadler 1968 p.96
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2022

The banner was approved in 1952 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The arms were granted in 1553.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2022

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