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Bolsterlang Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Bolsterlang, Landkreis Oberallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bolsterlang unofficial tricolour] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2020
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It is a red-white-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2020

Bolsterlang Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale of Gules and Azure, a bell Argent, charged with a Baroque inescutcheon lozengy of Gules and Or.
The main charge is the old bell of a local chapel, having Odilia of Cologne as patron saint. On the bell is the lozengy shield of the Lords of Königsegg and an inscription "HANS FREI ZU KEMBTEN HAT MICH GOSEN" (= Hans Frei of Kempten has casted me) with an additional inscription "1580". The tinctures red and blue here are taken from the arms of the Lords of Mühlegg, first mentioned in the 13th century. Their ancestral seat had been Untermühlegg Castle, located in Bolsterlang. In the 14th and 15th century a branch of the family resided in the municipality in Gundelsberg Castle.
Source: Eduard Zimmermann: "Kempter Wappen und Zeichen", in: "Allgäuer Geschichtsfreund", edition 1962, p.229
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2020

The arms were approved on 25 July 1966 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The tricolour is in use but was never approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2020

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