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Mertingen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Mertingen, Landkreis Donau-Ries, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-05-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mertingen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 05 May 2021
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Mertingen Banner

It is a blue-white-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 05 May 2021

Mertingen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules a patriarchal cross Argent, at sinister Vairy, base parted per pale of Argent and Gules.
The tinctures white and red are alluding to the Bishopric of Augsburg, which owned large estates in the village since the 11th century. The cross is a representation of that one in the Convent of the Holy Cross in Donauwörth, the former local ruler. The Vairy half is reminding on the Marshals of Pappenheim, who had been liege lords in the village around 1280.
Source: Josef Walter König: Die Wappen der Kommunen im Landkreis Donau-Ries, Donauwörth 2001, pp.88-89
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 05 May 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 17 March 1960 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 05 May 2021

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