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Blaibach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Blaibach, Landkreis Cham, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Blaibach municipal banner w/ CoA]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Aug 2022
[Blaibach municipal banner wo/ CoA]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Aug 2022

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Blaibach Municipality

Blaibach Banner

It is a white-blue-yellow vertical tricolour with coat of arms shifted towards the top (see left image above) or without coat of arms (see right image above).
Sources: this online catalogue and this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2022

Blaibach Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a wyvern Argent, holding a mason´s hammer Or by his dexter claw and leaning his sinister claw on an inesccuthceon Or charged with a fess Azure.
The wyvern is the heraldic animal of the Benedictine Reichenbach Monastery, the most important landowner in the past. Blaibach was first mentioned in 1182, when a farm was dedicated to the monastery. The hammer is symbolising stonemasonry as important business line until the 20th century. The inescutcheon displays the arms of the Nothafft family, another landowner, who also held the local low level cognisance of the Blaibach district (Bavarian: Hofmark).
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch - Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.46-47
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 17 August 1981 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2022

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