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Lechbruck Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Lechbruck, Landkreis Ostallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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Lechbruck Banner

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

Lechbruck Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base wavy Azure, a throughout bridge Gules masoned Sable, in chief an oar and a boat hook in saltire, both Sable.
Base and bridge together are canting, displaying a bridge crossing Lech River. The municipality was divided into Lech and Lechbruck, also known as the lower village and the upper village. The bridge id also representing the latter, the charges in chief the former. They are also alluding the importance of timber rafting until the early 20th century. The colours red and white are those of the Bishopric of Augsburg.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Ewald Kohler (editors): "Ostallgäu, Einst und Jetzt", Marktoberdorf 1984, pp.1144-1150
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

The arms were approved on 25 February 1956 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2020

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