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Buxheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Buxheim, Landkreis Unterallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Buxheim municipal banner]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2022
[Buxheim variant banner in use]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2022

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Buxheim Municipality

Buxheim Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour (see left image above) but in use is also a blue-yellow version (see right image above). The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Sources: this online catalogue and this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2022

Buxheim Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Azure a Marian crown Or with gemstones of Gules, Vert and Azure, at sinister parted per pale of Argent and Gules, base quartered of Or and Vert.
Due to the incorporation of smaller municipalities at the western edge of Memmingen City Buxheim has become an exclave surrounded at three sides by the enlarged city and abutted upon Biberach County in the West. The history of the village is closely connected with the local Carthusian Monastery, which was first mentioned as a convent in 1217. Provost Heinrich of Ellerbach became reeve of the monastery in 1399. In 1402 he donated the monastery to the Carthusians of Christgarten (=Christ's garden) near Nördlingen. Since 1548 the charterhouse was under direct imperial rule. In the same year Buxheim obtained a seal for court and bailiff. It combined elements of the Mariä Saal Charterhouse, the Bishopric of Augsburg and the Lords of Ellerbach. The crown is an attribute of St. Mary, the local patron saint, the tinctures red and white are those of the bishopric, the quartered shield displays the arms of the Ellerbach kin.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Manfred Putz: "Wappen im Landkreis Unterallgäu", Mindelheim 1991, p.66
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 10 May 1968 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2022

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