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Oberstaufen Market Town (Germany)

Markt Oberstaufen, Landkreis Oberallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2020

Oberstaufen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above parted per pale of Azure and Argent, superimposed by intertwined initials Or reading "TS", beneath Argent on top of a mount Vert a castle Gules with roofs Azure.
According to blazon the castle is "ruined". The initials are reminding on the court seal of the Lordship of Staufen from the early 18th century. The tinctures blue and white are those of Bayern. The castle is a representation of Staufen Castle. The tinctures red and gold are those of the Counts of Königsegg-Rothenfels, former local rulers.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.34
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2020

The arms were granted on 31 March 1836 by King Ludwig I of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2020

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