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Altenriet Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Altenriet, Landkreis Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg

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Municipality of Altenriet

Altenriet Municipal Banner

It is a blue - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 4 April 2004 at the local town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2013

Altenriet Municipal Coat of Arms

In a golden (= yellow) shield is a black, rampant dog with drop ears. He is tongued red. The shield has a light blue chief superimposed by two golden (= yellow) pretzels.
The dog is taken from the arms of the Lords of Riet, who had their estate in the village. Pretzels are a type of hard pastry. They are alluding to the famous local pretzel-market, which has a long tradition in the village.
Sources: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg and
Heinz Bardua: "Kreis- und Gemeindewappen in Baden-Württemberg. Vol 1: Die Kreis- und Gemeindewappen im Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart", Stuttgart 1987

Banner and coat of arms were approved on 31 August 1973 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 1105/1974. The coat of arms is in use since 1931.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2013

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