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Rieden Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Rieden, Landkreis Ostallgäu, Bayern

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

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

Rieden Coat of Arms

Shield parted by a fess wavy Argent, above Gules a dove Argent holding a wreath of the same by her beak, beneath Azure a lower demi-millwheel Argent.
The fess wavy is a representation of the Wertach River. The dove is taken from the personal arms of Honorius Grieninger, who had been abbot of Irsee Abbey between 1784 and 1802. He built the local castle in 1793. The abbey owned estates in the municipality since the 12th century and gained complete sovereign rights later. The millwheel is representing the watermill of Zell near Rieden, which was first mentioned in 1191.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Ewald Kohler (editors): "Ostallgäu, Einst und Jetzt", Marktoberdorf 1984, pp.1196-1197
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 5 May 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

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