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Burggen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Burggen, Landkreis Weilhaim-Schongau, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-12-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Burggen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2021
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Burggen Banner

It is a blue-white-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2021

Burggen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess embattled of Argent and Azure, a pale in counterchanged tinctures, in base charged with a spruce twig proper.
The fess embattled is canting for the name and is symbolising the many estates of local noblemen. Among those had been the Lords of Burggen (or Buringeu), since the 12th century first commissionaires of the Welfen kin and later of the Staufen kin. Afterwards until the 14th century the Schmiechen kin of Helmishofen and the Waal kin played an important role. The pale is taken from the arms of the latter, the partition of silver and blue from the former. In 1399 the Bishopric of Augsburg acquired the region including the local cognisance. The bishopric lost its possessions in 1803 by secularisation. The tinctures white and blue are alluding to the fact that the Dukes and Electors of Bayern had been in charge of the high level cognisance, already under the rule of the bishopric. The twig is symbolising the local Schneeheide forest.
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of Bayerische Staatszeitung, a newspaper, 1970, p.8
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 20 January 1969 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2021

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