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Hopferau Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hopferau, Landkreis Ostallgäu, Bayern

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[Hopferau municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020
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Hopferau Banner

It is a yellow-blue-yellow vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

Hopferau Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Azure three bezants ordered 2:1 under a chief Argent, beneath Or a bull's head caboshed Sable armed Argent and tongued Gules.
The lower half is that one of the family arms of the Lords of Freyberg. Since 1470 there existed a branch line of Freyberg-Hopferau. The bull's head is taken from the family arms of the Lords of Hohenegg, who gained the village as a fiefdom of the Princely Abbey of Kempten around 1300. It is also representing the local stock breeding.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Ewald Kohler (editors): "Ostallgäu, Einst und Jetzt", Marktoberdorf 1984, pp.1118-1121 and Eduard Zimmermann: "Kempter Wappen und Zeichen", publlished in Allgäuer Geschichtsfreund 1960, p. 169
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 3 June 1986 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

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