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Marktbreit City (Germany)

Stadt Marktbreit, Landkreis Kitzingen, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Marktbreit city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Nov 2020
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Marktbreit City

Marktbreit Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2020

Marktbreit Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a knight in armour Argent killing a dragon Vert by the pole Or of his gonfanon Argent, charged with a shield paly of six of Azure and Argent, base Azure charged with a fess wavy Argent.
Marktbreit gained the rights of a market town as "Unternbreit" in 1557 and city rights in 1819. The knight is St. George. He and the shield on the flag are alluding to Georg Ludwig of Seinsheim, a local ruler in the 16th century. The fess wavy is a representation of the Main River.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.11
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2020

The arms were granted on 29 October 1557 by German King Ferdinand I. The banner had never been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2020

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