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Syrgenstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Syrgenstein, Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-05-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Syrgenstein municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022
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Syrgenstein Banner

It is a red-yellow-black vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022

Syrgenstein Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Argent a bend Sable charged with an eagle Or; beneath parted per fess, above parted per pale of Gules and Argent, beneath Azure, over all an embattled tower Or masoned Sable.
The eagle on a bend is taken from the family arms of the name giving Lords of Syrgenstein-Altenberg. The family lived in Altenberg Castle since 1693. The background of the lower half displays the arms of the Lords of Westerstetten, who owned the Staufen district (Bavarian: Hofmark) and the Lordship of Altenberg between 1390 and 1471 and later between 1549 and 1637. The tower is a representation of the so called "old tower of Staufen", the remains of the former Blosenstaufen Castle. The tower had also been part of the former municipal arms of Staufen. Syrgenstein merged with Staufen and Landshausen in 1978. Before in 1971 the municipalities of Altenberg and Ballhausen merged and formed the municipality of Syrgenstein.
Source: "Der Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau. Ehedem und heute". 2nd ed., Dillingen 1982, pp.521-526
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 11 October 1982 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022

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