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Wiesau Market Town (Germany)

Markt Wiesau, Landkreis Tirschenreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wiesau town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 June 2022
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Wiesau Market Town

Wiesau Banner

It is a white-red-white vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2022

Wiesau Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a wyvern rampant Gules armed Or, holding an inescutcheon Argent charged with a fess Azure by his claws.
The wyvern, a winged dragon with a snake tail, is alluding to the fact that the village belonged to the Cistercian Waldsassen Monastery from 1297 until 1803, when the monastery was secularised. The monastery adopted the dragon, originally taken from the family arms of the Margraves of Cham-Vohburg from the Diepoldinger kin, around 1440. The inescutcheon displays the family arms of the Landgraves of Leuchtenberg. The landgraves owned the village until 1297, when Landgrave Ulrich sold it to the monastery. Wiesau was upgraded to a market town in 1933.
Source: Stadler 1968 p.95
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 9 March 1933 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2022

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