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Waldkirchen City (Germany)

Stadt Waldkirchen, Landkreis Freyung-Grafenau, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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Waldkirchen Banner

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

Waldkirchen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure on base Vert a church Argent with roofs Gules and bulbous spire Vert topped by a crosslet Or, in front of the church a fir Vert.
The arms are canting, as the fir is representing a wood (German: Wald) with a church (German: Kirche) therein. The first local seal with the arms on a shield and a circumscription with initials and a coat of arms carved in stone both contain "1637". The current version appeared first on a medal of the mayor and in literature since 1862. A local seal from 1803 displays the church in other direction.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.87
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2022

The banner is in use without approval. According to a local report from 1835 the arms were granted in 1637 by Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Österreich (Austria) as Bishop of Passau in 1637.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2022

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