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Ursberg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Ursberg, Landkreis Günzburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ursberg municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2022
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Ursberg Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2022

Ursberg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Argent a bear sejant Sable, armed and tongued Gules; beneath Gules parted by a cross Or.
The name of the municipality means mountsain of Urso. In the Medieval the name erroneously had been derived from a bear (Latin: ursus). The bear is thus punning. The arms were adopted from the arms of the Premonstratensian Ursberg Imperial Abbey without changes. The abbey was founded in 1149 and gained the status of an imperial abbey already in 1143. Arms with a bear are known since 1569 in times of Abbot Georg I Lechler, who presided the abbey between 1559 and 1575. The cross is also alluding to the Dominikus-Ringeisen-Werk. The name giver had been a Catholic priest, who bought the abbey in 1884 and established an institution for mentally disabled people. Today it is the biggest institution of that kind in southern Germany.
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of "Bayerische Staatszeitung", 1968, p.88
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 6 February 1968 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2022

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