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Market Town of Marktl upon Inn (Germany)

Markt Marktl am Inn, Kreis Altötting, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

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[Marktl am Inn banner (Germany)] approx. 4:1 image by M. Schmöger, 4 Feb 2007
approved 11 November 1983
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Marktl am Inn

Here the flag of Marktl am Inn. Marktl is the birthplace of the Josef Cardinal Ratzinger, the Pope [Emeritus] Benedict XVI. The election of Ratzinger as Pope awoke this place on the river Inn and it became a pilgrimage place of many Catholics.
Coat of Arms of Marktl am Inn:
The arms of the market town of Marktl upon Inn were granted by Duke Ludwig the Rich 12 May 1447. The boathooks ares ymbolizing the former important shipping. The spatula (Streichmaß) is symbol for the grain-market, a tool to measure grain and drinks, e.g. wine. The Bavarian lozenges show that it belongs to the Duchy of Bayern.
Source: German Breakfast television "ARD-Frühstücksfernsehen", 19 April 2006; Marktl website.
Jens Pattke, 19 Apr 2006

Marktl is located 10 km west of the border with Austria and the city of Braunau am Inn.
Ivan Sache, 20 Apr 2006

I made a photograph of the flag on 15 June 2006. So I can provide a somewhat more accurate gif-image.
The arms display: "Unter Schildhaupt mit den bayerischen Rauten in Silber ein schwarzer Schiffshaken, der unten mit einem gekürzten goldenen Balken überdeckt ist." [1]
My translation: "Under a chief with the Bavarian lozenges, Argent, a boat-hook Sable charged in base with a bar couped Or."
The flag colours were adopted 11 November 1983. [2]
Source: [1]Stadler 1968, p.12
[2] files in the "Generaldirektion der staatlichen Archive Bayerns" (General administration of the Bavarian State Archives).
M. Schmöger, 4 Feb 2007


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