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Municipality of Schwaikheim (Germany)

Gemeinde Schwaikheim, Rems-Murr Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

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[Schwaikheim banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2013
approved 19 January 1981 See also:

Municipality of Schwaikheim

Schwaikheim Banner

Description of banner:
It is a yellow - red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 18 October 2003 at the local town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2013

Schwaikheim Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield are a golden (= yellow) staff of office and a crozier of the same colour. They are crossed per saltire.
Meaning:
The old, regional border stones displayed two prior's staffs, crossed per saltire. They had been the symbol of the monastery of Backnang. Some of the stones displayed very big pommels at the top. As a result the staffs had been misinterpreted as croziers. Thus around 1900 a seal was created displaying two croziers. In 1931 an old, little flag was found in the town hall. Based on the image upon the flag the current pattern was introduced. The staff of office is alluding to the mundane authority while the crozier reminds on the fact that most parts of the village had been clerical dominions. In 1931 also the colours of the monastery of Backnang, red and yellow, were fixed.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg

The banner was approved on 19 January 1981 by the county administration, published in GABl 349/1982.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Oct 2013


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