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Bobingen City (Germany)

Stadt Bobingen, Landkreis Augsburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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Bobingen Banner

It is a black-white-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2020

Bobingen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, parted by a pile reversed Argent, charged with a horseshoe Sable.
The horseshoe is a local symbol. Bishop Clemens Wenzelslaus of Augsburg (since 1768) invited all municipalities alongside the Hochstraße (English: Highway), to mark their properties, among those boundary stones and boundary-posts, fences and public equipment, by local symbols. The reason for the choice of a horseshoe had been forgotten, probably it was based either on local horse breeding or on the corpus of finds of numerous horseshoes on the area of the Lechfeld, a battle field, where German King Otto I defeated the Hungarians in 955. Seals with a horseshoe are in use since 1815. The tinctures are those of Bayern. Bobingen gained city rights in 1969.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.30
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2020

The arms were confirmed in on 29 September 1837 by King Ludwig I of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2020

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