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Mauerstetten Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Mauerstetten, Landkreis Ostallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mauerstetten municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020
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Mauerstetten Municipality

Mauerstetten Banner

It is a black-yellow-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

Mauerstetten Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, an embattled wall Argent with three embattlements, charged with a triplemount Gules issuant from base and a fir Sable on its central peak, over all a sword Or in pale superimposing fir and mount.
The embattled wall is canting and also alluding to remains of a Roman wall. The tinctures are those of the Lords of Ursin-Ronsberg, who founded Irsee Monastery, to which Mauerstetten belonged until 1803. The triplemount is taken from the arms of the Fraß (Gula) of Wolfsperch kin, who owned large estates in Hausen village in the 13th century. It is also representing the mountainous landscape. The fir is representing the former Steinholz municipality, home for many expelled compatriots after WW2. The tinctures are reminding on the areas, from which they had been expelled, black and red are representing Sudtenland, black and gold Schlesien (Silesia). The sword is representing the Lords of Frankenried, reeves of the Lords of Benzenau, the Lords of Stotzingen and since 1484 of the Lords of Kaltental. It is also alluding to a local Thing, which had ben in the village after 1167.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Ewald Kohler (editors): "Ostallgäu, Einst und Jetzt", Marktoberdorf 1984, pp.1167-1169
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 11 February 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben..
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

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