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Hochstadt upon Main Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hochstadt am Main, Landkreis Lichtenfels, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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Hochstadt upon Main Municipality

Hochstadt Banner

It is a yellow-white-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

Hochstadt Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a crozier Or issuant from a chalice of the same, in chief a throughout bridge Argent masoned Sable with three arches.
The bridge is symbolising the local crossing of the Main River. The bridge was finished in 1783 and destroyed during the last days of WW2. Chalice and crozier are taken from the arms of the Cistercian Langheim Abbey. Bishop Otto I of Bamberg (1102 - 1139) founded the monastery and Bishop Otto III (1177 - 1196) donated his estates in Hochstadt to the monastery. The village was ruled by the monastery until 1803.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden" ( published in: "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken" vol.48), Kulmbach 1990, p.226
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

The arms are in use since 1970.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

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