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Gössenheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Gössenheim, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gössenheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Mar 2022
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Gössenheim Banner

It is a white-red-white vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Mar 2022

Gössenheim Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Argent three lozenges Gules, beneath parted per fess dancetty of Gules and Argent with three points over a base Azure.
The lozenges are taken from the family arms of the Lords of Hohenberg. They lived in Gössenheim since 1170. Dietrich I of Hohenberg, born in 1154, is mentioned in 1170 as a commissionaire of the Bishopric of Würzburg. Gössenheim then already belonged to the Fulda Imperial Abbey. Reinhart von Hohenberg is supposed to have built Homburg Castle, one of the biggest castle remains in Bayern, in the 11th century. The castle was first mentioned in 1157. The lower half of the arms displays the Franconian rake, alluding to the fact that Gössenheim belonged to the bishopric between 1469 and 1803. The blue base is representing the little Wern River, which crosses the municipality.
Source: Günther Thoma: "Altlandkreis Gemünden", Würzburg 1983, pp.59-66
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 26 January 1954 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Mar 2022

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