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Waakirchen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Waakirchen, Landkreis Miesbach, Bayern

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Waakirchen Banner

It is a yellow-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2020

Waakirchen Coat of Arms

Elaborate shield fimbriated golden at the top, Azure a mace Or and a mallet Or in saltire, chief Argent charged with two water-lily leaves Vert intertwined by their stems.
The leaves had been the oldest heraldic symbol of the Tegernsee Abbey since the times of Abbot Oswald Torer around 1400. The abbey owned large estates in the village since the 11th century and remained the most important manorial lord, until the abbey was secularised in 1803. One water-lily leaf had been furthermore part of the arms of the former municipality of Schaftlach, which had been incorporated in 1978. The mace is reminding on an insurrection of the local farmers against Austrian occupation in 1705. On Christmas day the farmers were massacred by Austrian soldiers. 200 years later a memorial was finished in the village. The mallet is symbolising mining, especially the depletion of pitch coal and limestone, furthermore the local cement mill in Marienstein.
Source: "Oberbayerisches Archiv 81/82" (1957), pp. 147, 149
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 13 September 1956 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2020

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