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Chiemsee Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Chiemsee, Landkreis Rosenheim, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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Chiemsee Municipality

Chiemsee Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2020

Chiemsee Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale of Argent and Azure two water-lily leaves in counterchanged tinctures intertwined by their stems, base Or charged with an embowed fish Azure.
Chiemsee is the smallest municipality of Bayern by number of inhabitants (230), and by area (2.57 kmē) only Buckendorf is smaller. In 782 Duke Tassilo III of Bayern founded the Herrenchiemsee Monastery and the Frauenchiemsee Nunnery on an island in the namesake lake. The intertwined leaves in counterchanged tinctures display the old arms of the Benedictine Frauenchiemsee Nunnery, located on Frauenwörth Island. Frauenchiemsee is the biggest settlement core of the municipality, consisting of Frauenchiemsee, Herrenchiemsee and Krautinsel. The fish is alluding to fishery, an important business line even today. The fish is also symbolising the location of the municipality within the namesake lake.
Source: "Unser Landkreis Rosenheim", 3rd edition, Bamberg 1994, pp.65 ff., 109, 111
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2020

The arms were approved on 12 July 1968 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The banner was never approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2020

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