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Mähring Market Town (Germany)

Markt Mähring, Landkreis Tirschenreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mähring town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 June 2022
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Mähring Market Town

Mähring Banner

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

Mähring Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a dragon issuant Gules holding a bladed demi-wheel Sable by his claws, base Sable charged with a door hinge Argent in bend.
Mähring was established in 1978 by a merger of Mähring proper, Dippersreuth, Griesbach and Großkonreuth. The half bladed wheel was taken from the 1968 version of the former arms of Mähring. It is an attribute of St. Catherine, the local patron saint. The dragon is taken from the arms of the Cistercian Waldsassen Monastery and the Benedictine Reichenbach Monastery and is derived from the apocryphal arms of its founders from the Diepoldinger kin. Large parts of the current county belonged to the Hohenstein Provostry of the Reichenbach Monastery, which was sold to the Waldsassen Monastery in 1442. Mähring had been first mentioned as a market town in 1566. The hinge in base is reminding on the Lords of Griesbach, who owned estates in the namesake imperial village.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz," Regensburg 1991, pp.180-181
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 22 January 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2022

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