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Himmelstadt Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Himmelstadt, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Himmelstadt municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022
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Himmelstadt Municipality

Himmelstadt Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022

Himmelstadt Coat of Arms

Shield Argent parted by a fess wavy Azure, above three stemmed heraldic roses Gules in fan, beneath a cypher "HP" of the same.
Himmelstadt was first mentioned in 820. It had been a possession of the Bishopric of Würzburg between 840 and 1803, which is symbolised by the tinctures silver and red. The cypher is the mark on border stones of the Cistercian Himmelpforten Nunnery, which was founded in 1231 by Bishop Hermann of Lobdeburg (1225 - 1254). The roses are taken from the seal of the nunnery's convent. The roses are also an attribute of its patron St. Mary. The blue fess wavy is a representation of the Main River crossing the municipality.
Source: Peter Wehner: "Ortswappen Landkreis Main-Spessart, Altkreis Karlstadt", Karlstadt upon Main 1979, pp.31-33
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 27 November 1975 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022

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