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Heiligenstadt in Oberfranken Market Town (Germany)

Markt Heiligenstadt in Oberfranken, Landkreis Bamberg, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-08-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Heiligenstadt in Oberfranken town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Aug 2020
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Heiligenstadt in Oberfranken Market Town

Heiligenstadt Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2020

Heiligenstadt Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, on a base of clouds Argent an angel statant, winged Or, dressed Azure, coated Gules helmeted Or with plumes Gules, holding a blue sword flambant hilted Or in his right hand and a palm frond Vert in his left hand.
There had been no local seals. The current pattern is based on a painting, copied from a painting from the late 18th century. A revision in 1819 acknowledged the image as "used since time immemorial", although there hadn't been the slightest evidence. The angel is St. Michael. He is patron saint of the local parish church together with St. Vitus.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.70
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 12 April 1973.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2020

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