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Wettstetten Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wettstetten, Landkreis Eichstätt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-10-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wettstetten municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Oct 2021
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Wettstetten Municipality

Wettstetten Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Oct 2021

Wettstetten Coat of Arms

Shield Gules parted by a bend sinister Argent, above right a crozier issuant Argent, beneath left a grain ear Or in bend sinister.
The bend sinister is a representation of the Roman road between Weißenburg and Kösching via Pfünz, which crossed the current municipality. The abbot's crozier is reminding on the year 820, when Wettstetten was mentioned first as a donation of Abbot Siegfried of Englbrechtsmünster, given to the St.Emmeram Abbey in Regensburg. The crozier and the tinctures white and red are also referring to the Bishopric of Eichstätt, to which the village belonged between 1296 and 1803. The grain ear is symbolising agriculture, especially cultivation of cereals, as main business line.
Source: Karl Zecherle: "Gemeindewappen im Kreis Eichstätt", Eichstätt 1985, pp.66-67
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Oct 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 11 January 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Oct 2021

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