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Rattenkirchen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Rattenkirchen, Landkreis Mühldorf am Inn, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rattenkirchen municipal banner] 5:2 image by M. Schmöger, 26 Jan 2002
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Rattenkirchen Municipality

Rattenkirchen Banner

It is a blue-white-black vertical tricolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
M. Schmöger, 26 Jan 2002

Rattenkirchen Coat of Arms

Shield Or, between a 6-point star Azure and a lion's head Sable tongued Gules a fess Argent fimbriated Gules charged with five pellets
The fess with bordure and the lion's head are differentiations of the arms of the Archbishopric of Salzburg. They are symbolising the close relationships of the archbishopric due to the parish and the local sovereignty since the 12th century. The blue star is an attribute of St. Mary of the Ascension, the local patron saint. The pellets, also known as gun stones, are reminding on the Battle of Hohenlinden on 3 December 1803, when Rattenkirchen was shelled by French troops. A few gun stones were integrated into the inner wall of the local church.
Source: Wanka 1989, pp.84-85
M. Schmöger, 26 Jan 2002 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 13 January 1983 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
M. Schmöger, 26 Jan 2002

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