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Bodenmais Market Town (Germany)

Markt Bodenmais, Landkreis Regen, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-06-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bodenmais town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 May 2022
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Bodenmais Market Town

Bodenmais Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 May 2022

Bodenmais Coat of Arms

Shield parted of Azure and Argent by the silhouette of a mountain, above the cap of an elector, a kind of coronet, Or, beneath hammer and mallet Sable in saltire.
The coronet and the basic tinctures are referring to the Electors of Bayern from the Wittelsbach kin. In 1522 they granted special mining privileges, the right to choose a proper local council and to hold markets and fairs. Despite of this privileges Bodenmais remained a village until 1958, when it was elevated to a market town. In 1697 the local district (Bavarian: Hofmark) was a direct dominion of the electors, who also acquired the complete shares of the local mines. Hammer and mallet as symbols of mining are referring to the local ore mining and the existence of a hammer mill. The silhouette is that one of the Silberberg, a local mountain ridge.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 May 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 4 February 1959 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 May 2022

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