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Oppenau City (Germany)

Stadt Oppenau, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2020-08-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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Oppenau City

Oppenau Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Aug 2020

Oppenau Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a castle Gules with two embattled towers with cone roofs and a smaller central tower with a stepped gable, all on a base of the same and in base surrounded by a semi-circular embattled wall of the same.
The pattern was in use on local seals without shield since the 14th century. Prints exist since 1425. The municipality is mentioned as a city since 1383 and was a possession of the Archbishopric of Straßburg with interruptions until 1803. The tinctures are those of the archbishopric.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.85
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Aug 2020

Banner and arms were never approved officially. The flag colours red and white are traditional. Due to a pawning to Württemberg yellow was added in 1604. A local banner from 1664 was red parted by a bend Argent with the arms of the Archbishopric of Straßburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Aug 2020

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