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Burghausen City (Germany)

Stadt Burghausen, Landkreis Altötting, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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Burghausen Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2020

Burghausen Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, on a triplemount Vert a castle Argent masoned Sable with port and windows of the same and open gate wings and roofs Or.
Burghausen was mentioned as a city around 1130. It is the biggest city in the county, having nearly 20,000 inhabitants at the end of 2019. With the first partition of Bavaria in 1255, Burghausen Castle became the second residence of the Dukes of Bayern-Landshut, commonly known as Lower Bavaria. The work on the main castle commenced in 1255 under Duke Heinrich XIII (1253-1290). For further information click here. Under the Dukes of Bavaria-Landshut (1392-1503) the fortifications were extended around the entire castle hill. Still today it is Germany's longest castle (1051m), located on a hill upon the Salzach River. Local seals have existed since 1290. The 2nd seal, known by prints between 1324 and 1560, displayed already the canting castle. The triplemount was added in 1416. In older versions the towers had more or less the same size. The basic tinctures are known since 1605 from Siebmacher's Roll of Arms. The arms changed in minor details after 1965. Klemens Stadler (1965) displayed the arms with blue roofs and an additional portcullis.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.35
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2020

The arms are in use since the 13th century. A red-white bicolour was in use before 1965.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2020

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