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Oberviechtach City (Germany)

Stadt Oberviechtach, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Oberviechtach city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2022
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Oberviechtach City

Oberviechtach Banner

It is a green-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

Oberviechtach Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, an eradicated fir Vert on lawn of the same.
The existence of the pattern is proven by seals prints since 1400. The seals probably were made in 1337, when the Palatine Counts Rudolf and Ruprecht granted the rights of a market town. The canting fir there is displayed on a triangular shield and has many fir cones. Since around 1500 the fir is displayed eradicated and impending. The lawn was added on town seals and in literature in the 19th century. Oberviechtach gained city rights in 1952.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.35
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

The banner was approved in 1952 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The arms are in use since the 14th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

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