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Aichtal City (Germany)

Stadt Aichtal, Landkreis Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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Aichtal City

Aichtal Banner

It is a yellow-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Nov 2017

Aichtal Coat of Arms

Shield barry of six of Or and Vert, in chief an antler Sable per fess.
The arms are nearly the same as those of Filderstadt city, displaying the family arms of the Barons of Bernhausen, former rulers. The additional chief with antler is alluding to the Counts of Württemberg, who bought former Grötzingen city from the barons. Grötzingen was first mentioned in 1304 as a city, established by the Barons of Bernhausen, the successors of the Lords of Grötzingen, who died out in the 13th century. The city rights were probably granted by King Rudolf I. In 1337 the city was bought by the Counts of Württemberg. The first seal with prints since 1377 only displayed the antler. The current pattern appeared 1535 and 1605 (Siebmacher). The latter however displayed the Bernhausen arms in the tinctures yellow and blue. On 1 January Grötzingen merged with the municipalities of Aich and Neuenhaus and kept its name. The city was renamed to "Aichtal" on 1 August 1978. Sources:
Sources: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-WürttembergStadler 1971, p.46

Banner and arms of Grötzingen city were confirmed as symbols of Aichtal on 4 December 1978 by Esslingen County.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Nov 2017

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