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Ottobeuren Market Town (Germany)

Markt Ottobeuren, Landkreis Unterallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ottobeuren town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2022
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Ottobeuren Market Town

Ottobeuren Banner

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2022

Ottobeuren Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules a demi-eagle Argent couped per pale, at sinister parted per pale of Sable and Or.
The first amrs were approved in 1818. They displayed a Gothic minster with two spires on a green base. It should be a representation of the Benedictine Ottobeuren Imperial Abbey. Seals displayed the abbey impending since 1836. Otto Hupp replaced it by a Baroque church. The eagle in the current arms displays a differentiation of the arms of the abbey from the 1th century. The tinctures black and yellow are taken from the arms of the Ottobeuren Convent. On flag the arms are in a Renaissance shield fimbriated Or and the golden stripe has black damascene.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.37
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2022

The arms were approved on 4 January 1938 by Governor (Reichsstatthalter) of Bayern. The banner is in use without approval.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2022

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