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Aurachtal Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Aurachtal, Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Aurachtal municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2021
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Aurachtal Municipality

Aurachtal Banner

It is a yellow-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2021

Aurachtal Coat of Arms

Shield Vert two keys Or in saltire, in chief a falcon's head Argent, base wavy quartered of Argent and Sable.
The municipality was established in 1978 by a merger of Münchaurach, Falkendorf, Neundorf and Unterreichenbach. The keys are reminding on the Benedictine Monastery of Münchaurach, which was founded by Bishop Otto of Bamberg (1102 - 1139) and secularised in 1528 by the Margraves of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. The quartered base is alluding to the margraves. The falcon's head is a canting element and representing Falkendorf. The wavy line of partition is representing the name giving Aurach River. The green colour is stressing the rural character.
Source: "Der Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt", Hof 1979, pp. 83-86
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2021

The banner was approved on 28 January 1986. The arms were approved on 2 January 1984, both by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Mittelfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2021

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