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Egloffstein Market Town (Germany)

Markt Egloffstein, Landkreis Forchheim, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Egloffstein town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2021
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Egloffstein Market Town

Egloffstein Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2021

Egloffstein Coat of Arms

Shield Sable, a decollated bear's head Argent tongued Gules with cut edge Gules.
The namesake Franconian castle is the ancestral seat of the Lords of Egloffstein, later upgraded to counts. The castle became a fiefdom of the Archbishopric of Bamberg in 1509 but the kin remained owner of the castle. Beneath the castle a settlement developed. It gained the rights of a market town in 1959. The town applied for the adoption of the Egloffstein family arms, but the tinctures had to be counterchanged. The flag colours are the Franconian colours.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.44
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 17 March 1956 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2021

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