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Sonnen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Sonnen, Landkreis Passau, Bayern

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Sonnen Banner

It is a green-white-green vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2022

Sonnen Coat of Arms

Shield Vert a fess Argent, above charged with a sinister facing falcon rising Argent, beneath with a horseshoe of the same.
The falcon is taken from the canting arms of the Lords of Falkenstein, who played an important role in local history during the high and late Medieval as commissionaires of the Bishopric of Passau. Fess and horseshoe are symbolising the important road between Passau and Bohemia, where goods were transported by horses and mules, which caused many local farriers. The green colour is referring to the location in Bayerischer Wald, a forest.
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of Bayerische Staatszeitung, 1981, p.32
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 15 January 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Niederbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2022

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