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Freising City (Germany)

Stadt Freising, Landkreis Freising, Bayern

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Freising City

Freising Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: photo provided by M. Schmöger
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2014

Freising Coat of Arms

Typical Bavarian shield Or a bear passant Sable armed and tongued Gules, carrying on his back a bundle Gules fixed by ribbons Argent in saltire, chief lozengy of Argent and Azure.
Seals are mentioned since 1340. The oldest existing print is from 1362, displaying the bear on a rock in the open gate of the cathedral. Above the cathedral there is an inescutcheon displaying the negro's head of the Bishopric of freising. Since the beginning of the 16th century the cathedral was omitted, since 1696 also the inescutcheon. In 1806 a lozengy shield was added above the bear, which was replaced by a lozengy chief since 1811. The bear is referring to the legend of St. Korbinian, the patron saint of the bishopric. On a journey to Rome a bear slashed the saint's horse and was thus ordered by the saint to carry his luggage instead.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.53
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2014

Banner and arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2014

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