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Durach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Durach, Landkreis Oberallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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Durach Banner

It is a red-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2020

Durach Coat of Arms

Shield quartered, 1st quarter Gules, 2nd quarter Argent a tower Gules, 3rd quarter Azure, 4th quarter Or a bend wavy Azure.
Since 1455 Durach had been seat of a low level court. All villages in charge of the low level cognisance gained arms by Sebastian of Breitenstein (1522 bis 1535), Abbot of Kempten. The existence of the current pattern is proven since 1561 on paintings. The 1st and 3rd quarter together dispaly the tinctures of the Princely Abbey of Kempten. The tower ia a representation of Neuenburg Castle, also called Neusulzberg. Built probably during the 12th century, it was owned by the Lords of Sulzberg until 1380 and later by the Lords of Schellenberg. The castle was sold to the abbey in 1525/1526 and was used as a prison for the revolting peasants in the area. The bend wavy is canting, representing the Ach, a local creek.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.42
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2020

The arms were approved on 8 June 1951 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The banner was approved on 27 August 1986 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2020

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