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Schwenningen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schwenningen, Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-05-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schwenningen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022
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Schwenningen Banner

It is a white-red-yellow vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022

Schwenningen Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms: Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules an attire Argent in pale, at sinister Argent parted by a saltire Gules charged with a (thinner) saltire Or, in base an impending cross patty Gules, chief Azure a lion passant Or.
The lion is taken from the arms of the Counts of Dillingen, who owned large estates in the 13th century and also held the local low level cognisance.The attire is taken from the family arms of the Lords of Schwenningen, who lived in the village at least since 1140. They probably died out at the end of the 15th century. Saltire and cross are representing the former municipality of Gremheim. The saltire is an attribute of St. Andrew, patron saint of Untergremheim. The red cross is an attribute of St. George, patron saint of Obergremheim. The thin golden saltire is also referring to the Counts of Oettingen, who ruled both villages until the beginning of the 15th century.
Source: "Der Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau. Ehedem und heute". 2nd ed., Dillingen 1982, pp.517-521
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 1 April 1985 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022

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