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Scheidegg Market Town (Germany)

Markt Scheidegg, Landkreis Lindau, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-12-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Scheidegg town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2021
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Scheidegg Market Town

Scheidegg Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2021

Scheidegg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Or a bear rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules; at sinister Azure, in cief a steeple Argent, in base a bull's head caboshed Argent tongued Gules.
The dexter half is a differentiation of the arms of the city arms of St. Gallen. In the municipal arms the background is golden and the bear wears no collar. The municipality belonged to the Benedictine St. Gallen Monastery until 1266 and again between 1532 and 1571. Scheidegg had been an administrative seat of the monastery in the western Allgäu. The sinister half is based on the court seal of Altenburg, seat of commissionaires of the monastery. The steeple, a tower, is representing a castle (German: Burg) and thus canting. The bull probably is stressing the rural character. As the tinctures were not known, blue and white as Bavarian tinctures were chosen arbitrarily. Scheidegg belonged to Bayern since 1806.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.57
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 5 July 1956 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2021

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