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Höchstädt in Fichtelgebirge Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Höchstädt im Fichtelgebirge, Landkreis Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-08-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Höchstädt in Fichtelgebirge municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2020
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Höchstädt in Fichtelgebirge Municipality

Höchstädt Banner

It is a white-black vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top, under the shield is an embowed golden Gothic inscription "Höchstädt / im Fichtelgebirge (smaller)".
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2020

Höchstädt Coat of Arms

Shield quartered of Gules and Sable superimposed by a fess Argent, chief quartered of Argent and Sable.
Meaning: In 1995 the name of the municipality was changed. Before the name had been Höchstädt near Thiersheim. The quartered shield with white fess displays the arms of the Lords of Rorer, who were enfeoffed with two thirds of the village since 1398. They gave up their local possessions in 1598. The chief is alluding to the Burgraves of Nürnberg and their successors, the Margraves of Brandenburg-Bayreuth.
Source: Haus der bayrischen Geschichte
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 2 June 1954 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2020

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