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City of Tauberbischofsheim (Germany)

Stadt Tauberbischofsheim, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Tauberbischofsheim flag#1] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2011
approved on 14 December 1961 See also:
  • County and Municipal Flags (Baden-Württemberg)
  • Main-Tauber county
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • Germany

  • Tauberbischofsheim Flag Variant#1

    Description of flag#1:
    The ratio is approx 5:2. The banner is a vertical white - red bicolour. The coat of arms of the city is shifted slightly to the top. At the top of the banner is a black inscription "TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM" underlined black.
    Source: I spotted this flag on 3 March 2011 in Tauberbischofsheim in front of the fencing-centre.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2011

    Tauberbischofsheim Flag Variant#2

    [Tauberbischofsheim flag#2] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2011

    Description of flag#2:
    The ratio is approx 5:2. The banner is a vertical white - red bicolour. At its top is the coat of arms of the city.
    Source: I spotted this flag on 3 March 2011 in Tauberbischofsheim in front of the festival hall.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2011

    Tauberbischofsheim Flag Variant#3

    [Tauberbischofsheim flag#3] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2011

    Description of flag#3:
    The ratio is approx 28:11. The flag is a horizontal white over red bicolour fixed at a flagpole striped white and red. In its centre is the coat of arms of the city.
    Source: I spotted this flag on 3 March 2011 in Tauberbischofsheim on top of the town hall.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2011

    Tauberbischofsheim Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    In a red shield is a silver(=white) helmet crested by a wheel with seven spokes and attached by four ribbons ending in roses, all of the same colour.
    Meaning:
    According to source the archbishopric of Mainz gained the village of Tauberbischofsheim in 1237 and the fiefdom of a castle in 1316. The archbishops were rulers of the city until 1802. The helmet is symbolizing this fiefdom. The image was taken from seals and was not changed until 1740. 1865 some elements had been added. I have no information, when the old version was re-established.
    Source: Stadler 1971, p.101
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2011

    Tauberbischofsheim is the capital of Main-Tauber-Kreis. Flag and coat of arms were approved on 14 December 1961 by the minister of interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 139/1962.

    Photos of flags #2 and #3 can be found in Stefan Schwoon's database


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