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Wittibreut Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wittibreut, Landkreis Rottal-Inn, Bayern

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[Wittibreut municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2022
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Wittibreut Municipality

Wittibreut Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms in B/W is shifted towards the top.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2022

Wittibreut Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a Tau cross Argent under two mattocks of the same in saltire.
The Tau cross here is an attribute of St. Philip, one of the three patron saints of the local parish church. The mattocks (Bavarian: Reuten) are canting and referring to the fact that the village was established by forest clearance in the Medieval. The tinctures white and blue are those of the Wittelsbach kin, ruler of the region for centuries.
Please note that on flag modified arms are in use, displaying on a white shield white mattocks with black lining and a black Tau cross.
Source: Erich Eder et alii: "Die Kommunalwappen des Landkreises Rottal-Inn und benachbarter Gebiete - Heimatkundliche Schriftenreihe des Landkreises Rottal-Inn", vol 6, Pfarrkirchen 1980, p.30
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2022

The banner has never been approved officially. The arms were approved on 27 September 1977 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Niederbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2022

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