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Waldthurn Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Waldthurn, Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Waldthurn municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2022
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Waldthurn Market Town

Waldthurn Banner

It is a blue-white-green vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2022

Waldthurn Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Azure three embattled towers Argent connected by walls of the same, beneath Argent on the peaks of a triplemount issuant Vert three deciduous trees of the same.
The arms are canting, displaying three trees, representing a wood (German: Wald) and three towers (German: Türme). The arms of the Lords of Waldthurn, who ruled the namesake lordship from 1217 until 1308 also displayed an embattled tower as canting element. The tower was adopted by their successors, the Lords of Waldau, who sold the lordship in 1540 to the Wirsberger kin. The rights of a market town had been proven first in 1527. The current pattern first appeared on a town seal, which displayed the year "1649" and the word "Consulatus" in its circumscription. The pattern never changed since then. Arms appeared first in literature in 1898.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.112-113
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2022

The banner probably is used without approval. The arms are known since 1649.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 June 2022

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