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Kreuth Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Kreuth, Landkreis Miesbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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Kreuth Banner

It is a white-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2020

Kreuth Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Vert a chamois' head Argent, beneath Argent two water-lily leaves Vert intertwined by their stems.
The head of the chamois is representing the local landscape alongside the valley of the Tegernsee lake to the Achenpass and the boundary of Tirol. The area is also a resort for this kind of wild goats. The head was in use as a local symbol, before any arms had been approved. The leaves had been the oldest heraldic symbol of the Tegernsee Abbey since the times of Abbot Oswald Torer around 1400. They are also alluding to the fact that Kreuth was established by forest clearance, caused by the abbey in the High Medieval. Furthermore the abbey had the local cognisance and had been manorial lord, until it was secularised in 1803.
Source: "Unser Bayern, Heimatbeilage der Bayerischen Staatszeitung" (newpaper), 1990, p.96
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 4 October 1965 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2020

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