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Obertrubach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Obertrubach, Landkreis Forchheim, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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Obertrubach Municipality

Obertrubach Banner

It is a white-black-white vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Sep 2021

Obertrubach Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a ruined castle Sable with two towers on top of a triplemount issuant Argent, in chief an impending wolf head Sable tongued Gules.
In 1972 Obertrubach incorporated the municipality of Wolfsberg and adopted the arms of this former municipality. The arms are partially canting for Wolfsberg, precisely wolf head and triplemount are canting elements. The ruined castle is a representation of Wolfsberg Castle, which had been the seat of the namesake kin, which died out in the 14th century. The colours black and golden are those of the Archbishopric of Bamberg, to which Wolfsberg historically belonged.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden" , in "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken vol.48", Kulmbach 1990, pp.291 and 367
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 25 July 1973 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Sep 2021

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