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Hitzhofen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hitzhofen, Landkreis Eichstätt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-10-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hitzhofen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Oct 2021
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Hitzhofen Municipality

Hitzhofen Banner

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

Hitzhofen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess embowed, above Gules a lion rampant issuant Or, beneath Argent three trefoils Vert issuant from a base of the same.
The tinctures red and white are those of the Bishopric of Eichstätt, to which Hitzhhofen, Oberzell (incorporated 1971) and Hofstetten (incorporated 1978), historically belonged until 1803. The lion is taken from thefamily arms of the Schenk of Geyern kin, who originated from Hofstetten. The kin was first mentioned in 1122. Heinrich of Hofstetten gained the local castle in 1276 as a fiefdom. The trefoils are alluding to the local pilgrimage, dedicated to St. Mary of the Clover.
Source: Karl Zecherle: "Gemeindewappen im Kreis Eichstätt", Eichstätt 1985, pp.34-35
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Oct 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 1 August 1983 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Oct 2021

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