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Municipality of Hettenshausen (Germany)

Gemeinde Hettenshausen, Kreis Pfaffenhofen, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hettenshausen municipal banner] 2:1 image by Jens Pattke, 2 Apr 2001
approved 12 March 1982 See also:

Municipality of Hettenshausen

Hettenshausen Banner

Description of banner:
It is a blue - white - blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2014

Hettenshausen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Main field and base are divided per fess wavy. The main field is divided per pale into silver (= white) and blue. The dexter side displays a blue cross staff issuant. The sinister side displays a silver (= white) crozier issuant intertwined by a golden (= yellow) serpent. The base is divided per pale into blue and silver (= white).
The base is alluding to the location of the municipality. The staff is an attribute of St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the local parish church, which is administrated by Ilmmünster parish since 1427. The crozier with serpent is an attribute of St. Arsatius, whose relics had been brought from Rome to Ilmmünster in the 8th century. The village became part of the Hofmark/ of Ilmmünster in 1500. Just before, in 1495, it was donated to the Abbey of Our Lady in München bei Duke Albrecht IV. A Hofmark in Bavaria is a property combined with the right of inferior jurisdiction. The colours white and blue are alluding to the strong political influence of the Wittelsbach kin.
Source: Martin Sedlmeier: "Wappen des Landkreises Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm" (D'Hopfakirm 32), Pfaffenhofen 2003, pp.22 f.

Flag and coat of arms were approved by the district government of Oberbayern on 12 March 1982.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Apr 2014

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