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Weißenburg in Bayern City (Germany)

Stadt Weißenburg in Bayern, Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Weißenburg in Bayern city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Sep 2021
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Weißenburg in Bayern City

Weißenburg Banner

It is a 6-stripes banner with alternating red and white vertical stripes. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2021

Weißenburg Lansquenet's Banner of Arms reported 1545

[Weißenburg in Bayern city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2021

It was a red flag with a white castle shifted towards the hoist. It was rectangular and was probably fixed by a knot in the middle of the fly end.
Source: Jacob Koebel: "Wapen. Des heyligen Römischen Reichs Teutscher nation" (1545)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2021

Weißenburg Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a castle Argent with two embattled towers, open port and portcullis, between the towers an impending inescutcheon Or, charged with a double-headed eagle Sable.
Since 1241 there existed two local seals. The 1st seal displayed in a shield parted per pale a demi imperial eagle, i.e. double-headed, and couped per pale at dexter and castle with a piece of wall at sinister. The 2nd seal (of the mayor) displayed a castle with impending double-headed eagle. The current pattern of the arms with inescutcheon appeared first in 1481. In 1808 the eagle was replaced by an intial "W". In 1835 the former pattern was restored. Local seals displayed an additional angel as supporter on top of the shield. The supporter was removed in 1967. All artwork and the depictions in armourials since 1470 displayed the canting white castle (German: Weiße Burg) alone.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.92
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2021

The arms were granted by Emperor Friedrich III on 21 September 1481 and confirmed on 27 April 1835 by King Ludwig I of Bayern. The flag colours red ans white are known since 1545.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2021

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