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Schlier Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schlier, Landkreis Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2020-06-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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Schlier Municipality

Schlier Municipal Banner

It is a vertical bicolour. The arms are shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2020

Schlier Municipal Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a lion rampant Gules, in a canton Gules a white right hand.
The lion ist he heraldic animal of the Benedictine Weingarten Abbey, which owned large estates and became the main manorial lord in the village since the 14th century. The tinctures are alluding to Austria, as the region was administrated by the Austrian Reeves of Schwaben. The hand, according to source swearing an oath (German: Schwurhand), is taken from the arms of the Lords of Ankenreute, whose seat had been in the former hamlet of Oberankenreute.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2020

The arms were approved on 23 February 1955 by the government of Baden-Württemberg. The banner probably had never been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2020

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