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Obermaiselstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Obermaiselstein, Landkreis Oberallgäu, Bayern

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It is a red-yellow-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2020

Obermaiselstein Coat of Arms

Shield Or a stag salient crossing the gap between two rocks Azure.
The main tinctures red and yellow are those of the Counts of Königsegg-Rothenfels. The ensemble is based on a local legend, which tells us that a stag escaped from a lynx by jumping over a gorge between Ochsenberg and Schwarzenberg. Aloys Adalbert Waibel told this story in 1851 within his description of the Imperial County of Königsegg-Rothenfels.
Source: Eduard Zimmermann: "Kempter Wappen und Zeichen", in: "Allgäuer Geschichtsfreund", edition 1962, p.66
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2020

The arms were approved on 2 April 1968 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2020

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