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Kraftisried Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Kraftisried, Landkreis Ostallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kraftisried municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Sep 2020
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Kraftisried Municipality

Kraftisried Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2020

Kraftisried Coat of Arms

Renaissance shield Gules a griffin passant couchant Argent armed Or.
The municipality adopted the arms of the Schweithart family from Kaufbeuren.Ulrich of Schweithart gained the Kipfenberg estates in 1451 as a fiefdom. He chose Westerried Castle, located in Kraftisried, as its seat. The tinctures of the family arms were unknown and those of the municipal arms were chosen by the local council, alluding to Ottobeuren Abbey and to the Bishopric of Augsburg as well. The bishopric ruled the biggest part of the current municipality.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Ewald Kohler (editors): "Ostallgäu, Einst und Jetzt", Marktoberdorf 1984, pp.1136-1138
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2020

The arms were approved on 28 November 1952 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2020

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