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Wemding City (Germany)

Stadt Wemding, Landkreis Donau-Ries, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-05-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead over a red inscription "WEMDING".
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2021

Wemding Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, five fleur-de-lis Gules in quincunx, issuant from dexter flanch a chevron Gules, in dexter base a waning crescent Gules.
Wemding gained city rights in 1343. The first city seal with prints since 1367 already displayed the current pattern. The chevron is a differentiation of the arms of the Counts of Oettingen. The fleur-de-lis are taken from the arms of the Landgraviate of Unterelsass (Lower Alsatia). The Oettingen kin gained the landgraviate as a fiefdom in 1340. The crescent probably had been a local symbol. Since 1523 the pattern on local seals was displayed mirrored, sometimes without crescent. In 1818 the chevron was painted blue and the fleur-de-lis golden, but later in the 19th century the red colour was restored.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.94
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2021

The arms were adopted on 10 November 1949 by the local council.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Apr 2021

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