Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Apr 2013
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jun 2013
Description of banner:
It is a yellow - red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. There are two versions: Variant#1 displays the usual German shield round in base (left image), while variant#2 displays a targe, slightly bigger (right image)
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database and
"Wappenbuch - Die St ädte- und Gemeindewappen im Landkreis Reutlingen " , M ünsingen-Rietheim, 2001 and
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jun 2013
Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a paly, golden (= yellow) wolf trap flanked by two 6-point stars of the same colour.
In 1930 the seal of the local mayor displayed the arms of Peter of Koblenz, a master builder, based on an image in the vault of the local St. Pancras chapel. The arms from the 15th century displayed a St. Anthony's cross (T-shaped) superimposed by the wolf trap. This pattern was mistaken as proper arms of the village. Later the proper arms had been found within a seal's print from the 17th century. The trap probably was a local symbol of the market town and the stars had been added as distinguishing marks.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Banner and coat of arms were approved on 7 March 1958 by minister of interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 219/1958.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2013
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