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Kößlarn Market Town (Germany)

Markt Kößlarn, Landkreis Passau, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-02-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kößlarn town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Feb 2022
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Kößlarn Market Town

Kößlarn Banner

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Feb 2022

Kößlarn Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a boar's head Sable armed Or.
Kößlarn gained the status of a market town in 1483, confirmed in 1488. The arms don't match heraldic rules, which had been usual for arms of municipalities in the 15th century, granted by the Dukes of Bayern-Landshut. Design and tinctures haven't changed since then. The boar's head probably is taken from the family arms of the Eberspeck kin. Hans Eberspeck, a capitular in Passau, in 1467 set his seal on the bill of sale of the lot, where later the parish church of the town was built. During the 19th century the background tincture had been golden.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.88
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Feb 2022

The arms were granted in 1488 by Duke Georg the Rich of Bayern-Landshut. The banner was approved on 11 June 1980, the arms were confirmed on 16 May 1972, both by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Niederbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Feb 2022

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