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Weilersbach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Weilersbach, Landkreis Forchheim, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Weilersbach municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Sep 2021
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Weilersbach Banner

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

Weilersbach Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale wavy, the line of partition charged with a fleur-de-lis in counterchanged tinctures, at dexter Gules an embattled tower Argent, at sinister Argent an eradicated deciduous tree Vert, base dancetty parted per pale of Argent and Gules.
The partition of the shield is based on the family arms of the Lords of Hetzelsdorf. They had been in service of the Lords of Schlüsselberg and died out in 1634. The tower is alluding to Reifenberg Castle, which was first mentioned in 1151 and to the namesake kin. It died out in the 12th century. The tree is symbolising forestal riches. The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of St. Anne, patron saint of the pilgrimage church of Unterweilersbach.
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, p.358
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 26 March 1986 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Sep 2021

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