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Hinterschmiding Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hinterschmiding, Landkreis Freyung-Grafenau, Bayern

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[Hinterschmiding municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2022
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Hinterschmiding Banner

It is a yellow-red-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2022

Hinterschmiding Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a horse passant Argent burdened by a sack Or full of salt, in base a sledgehammer Or reversed in pale surrounded by a horseshoe reversed of the same.
Sledehammer and horseshoe are referring to the local blacksmiths and their smithies. They shod the horses of the salt waggoners. The horse is symbolising the location on the golden path, a salt road between Passau and Böhmen (Bohemia). The tinctures silver and red are those of the Bishopric of Passau, local ruler until 1803.
Source: Klemens Stadler: "Die Wappen der niederbayerischen Landkreise und Gemeinden", Landshut 1960, pp.48,97
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 28 November 1958 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2022

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