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Leonberg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Leonberg, Landkreis Tirschenreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Leonberg (Oberpfalz) municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2022
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Leonberg Municipality

Leonberg Banner

It is a blue-white-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2022

Leonberg Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a dragon issuant Gules, armed and tongued Or holding a hammer Sable in pale by his claws, over all an abased fess wavy Azure.
The red dragon is the heraldic animal of the Cistercian Waldsassen Monastery and is derived from the apocryphal arms of its founders from the Diepoldinger kin. The monastery acquired the village around 1224 and accumulated further real estates and rights of sovereignty in the area. The hammer is stressing the economic importance of mining. The hammer mill of Altenhammer was first mentioned in 1434. Near Pfaffenreuth there had been major ironworks in the 19th century. The fess wavy is a representation of the little Wondreb River, which crosses the municipality.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz," Regensburg 1991, pp.180-181
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 7 October 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2022

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