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Achern City (Germany)

Stadt Achern, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2020-08-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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Achern City

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It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top in the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Aug 2020

Achern Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Or a demi-eagle Sable, couped per pale, armed and tongued Gules; at sinister Gules a fess Argent.
Achern had been a market town since the Medieval. The Grand Duke of Baden granted city rights in 1808. The oldest town seal with prints since 1415 displayed combined a crozier, referring to the fact that the city had been pawned to the Archbishopric of Straßburg, and the imperial demi-eagle couped per pale, alluding to the imperial bailiwick of Ortenau. A court seal from 1517 displayed more or less the current pattern, but the eagle was nimbed. The Austrian arms, i.e. red with white fess, are symbolising that Austria had ended the pawning in 1557. The nimbus of the eagle disappeared since 1805.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.15
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Aug 2020

The arms were confirmed in 1900.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Aug 2020

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