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Municipality of Schenkenzell (Germany)

Gemeinde Schenkenzell, Kreis Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schenkenzell banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jun 2013
approved 12 January 1959 See also:

Municipality of Schenkenzell

Schenkenzell Municipal Banner

Description of banner:
It is a yellow and celestial blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 27 June 2004 at the local town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jun 2013

Schenkenzell Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a celestial blue shield is a silver (= white) bull's head reguardant, having a golden (= yellow) annulet in its nose. The head is flanked by two golden (= yellow) 6-point stars.
Meaning:
Schenkenzell was a sub-lordship of Hohengeroldseck, together with Kaltbrunn, which had been incorporated in 1974, and the Kuhbach farm. The lordship was sold to Fürstenberg in 1498/1500. The name of the municipality alludes to the title of a cupbearer (German: Schenk) of the local noblemen. In 1806 the lordship became a part of Baden. The origin of the bull's head is unknown, but the pattern is used on court seals since the end of the 18th century. In 1905 an improved version with fixed tinctures was introduced by Generallandesarchiv. The current arms are in use since 1958.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg

Banner and coat of arms were approved on 12 January 1959 by minister of interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 128/1959.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jun 2013


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