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Burtenbach Market Town (Germany)

Markt Burtenbach, Landkreis Günzburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Burtenbach town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2022
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Burtenbach Market Town

Burtenbach Banner

It is a yellow-red-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2022

Burtenbach Coat of Arms

Shield Gules two keys Argent in saltire, superimposing an eradicated and stemmed fleur-de-lis Or.
The village gained the rights of a market town in 1471 and the first town seal was mentioned in 1547. It probably displayed the family arms of the Schertlin kin, who ruled the town since 1532. These arms were related to the town at least until 1812. The Halder family, who ruled the town later, refused the arms of a different family as symbol of the town in 1835 and in 1836 the town abstained from proper arms. The current arms were approved in nearly 100 years later and were based on the old arms of the foermer rulers, which was replaced in 1534 by a lion couchant caboshed, holding the fleur-de-lis by his sinister forepaw and the key by his dexter forepaw.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.36
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 22 October 1929 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2022

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