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Glashütten Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Glashütten, Landkreis Bayreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-08-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Glashütten municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020
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Glashütten Municipality

Glashütten Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue and Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020

Glashütten Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent a sinister facing unicorn rampant Gules, at sinister Gules an embattled wall issuant Argent masoned Sable, chief quartered of Argent and Sable.
In the 13th century Glashütten was acquired by the Burgraves of Nürnberg and later by the Margraves Brandenburg-Bayreuth, both symbolised by the quartered chief. The burgraves enfeoffed among others the Lords of Wirsberg, represented by the embattled wall, with the village from 1426 until 1575, and the Lords of Lüschwitz, represented by the unicorn, from 1575 until 1728. Under the rule of the Lords of Wirsberg Glashütten developed to an important base of the Imperial Knightage (Reichsritterschaft).
Source: Haus der bayrischen Geschichte
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 9 February 1983 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Aug 2020

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