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Vöhringen City (Germany)

Stadt Vöhringen, Landkreis Neu-Ulm, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a yellow-blue-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2020

Vöhringen Coat of Arms

Shield parted by a bend sinister wavy Argent, in dexter chief a fleur-de-lis Or, in sinister base a watermill's wheel Or.
Vöhringen gained city rights in 1977 and consists of four parts, which had been independent municipalities before. Those are Vöhringen proper, Illerberg, Illerzell and Thal. The whole area was part of the Lordship of Wullenstetten, which was owned by the Princes of Fugger since 1507. The fleur-de-lis is taken from their family arms. The bend wavy is representing the Iller River and the former municipalities of Illerberg and Illerzell as well. The millwheel is symbolising the industrialisation in the 19th century and the numerous watermills alongside the river.
Source: "Geschichte Schwabens bis zum Ausgang des 18. Jahrhunderts" (Handbuch der bayerischen Geschichte 3/2, established by Max Spindler, edited by Andreas Kraus), München 2001, p.376
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2020

The arms were approved on 28 March 197 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2020

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