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Metten Market Town (Germany)

Markt Metten, Landkreis Deggendorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Metten town banner w/ CoA]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2022
[Deggendorf city banner wo/ CoA]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2022

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Metten Market Town

Metten Banner

It is a black-yellow-blue vertical tricolour with centred coat of arms shifted towards the top (see left image above) or without coat of arms (see right image above).
Source: this online catalogue and this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2022

Metten Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Or two stonemason's hammers Sable in saltire, at sinister Azure a fleur-de-lis Argent.
The hammers are alluding to the local stonemasonry. The fleur-de-lis is representing the Benedictine Metten Monastery, founded around 766. It had great importance for the economic and cultural development of the town. The fleur-de-lis is alluding to Emperor Karl the Great, who is said to be the founder of the monastery. The fleur-de-lis is said to display his apocryphal arms. The arms of the monastery since the 15th century displayed the double headed eagle of the German Empire and six fleur-de-lis symbolising France Ancient.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.17
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2022

The banner was approved on 7 January 1991 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Niederbayern. The arms were approved on 11 September 1962 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 July 2022

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