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Offenhausen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Offenhausen, Landkreis Nürnberger Land, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Offenhausen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2021
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Offenhausen Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2021

Offenhausen Coat of Arms

Shield bendy of six of Gules and Argent, charged with a belfry Or, flanked in chief by two escutcheons, at dexter Sable three balls Or ordered 2:1, at sinister Argent a heraldic rose Gules seeded Or and barbed Vert.
The area belonged to the Bishopric of Eichstätt and was acquired by the Cupbearers of Reicheneck in the 13th century. The sinister escutcheon displays the family arms of the cupbearers. The bendy background displays the sinister half of the lesser arms of the Free Imperial City of Nürnberg, which acquired Offenhausen after the end of the War of the Succession of Landshut in 1505, definitely in 1521. The belfry is the tower of a local chapel, dedicated to St. Othmar and St.Odile (or Ottilia). Clearly recognisable is its outdoor pulpit over the gate. The three golden balls are attributes of St. Nicholas, the local patron saint.
Source: Eckhardt Pfeiffer: "Nürnberger Land", 2nd edition, Hersbruck 1989, pp.341-342
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 16 July 1987 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Mittelfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2021

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