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Erbach upon Danube City (Germany)

Stadt Erbach (Donau), Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-12-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Erbach city banner] image by Valentin Poposki, modified by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2013 See also:

Erbach upon Danube City

Erbach City Banner

It is a yellow - red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2013

Erbach City Flag

[Erbach city flag] image by Valentin Poposki, 11 Feb 2013

It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Valentin Poposki, 11 Feb 2013

Erbach Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess into gold (= yellow) over red. The only figure is a rampant lion in counterchanged colours, armed and tongued black.
Erbach had the title of a market town since the late middle ages. The rulers often changed. When Erbach became part of Hither Austria (Vorderösterrich), it was one of the very few towns having own seals. The first seal is reported from the middle of the 16th century, displaying a lion. The lion was considered to be that one of the Wittelsbach kin, because the town belonged to the branch line Bayern-Landshut from 1488 until 1504. In 1954 the original pattern (year not provided) was restored, displaying the lion in a shield divided per fess. The colours were chosen arbitrarily. Erbach gained city rights on 1 August 2002, published in GABl 482/2002.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.38

Banner and coat of arms were approved on 12 November 1981 by the county administration, published in GABl 352/1982 .
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Apr 2013

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