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Schwarzenbach upon Saale City (Germany)

Stadt Schwarzenbach an der Saale, Landkreis Hof, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-08-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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Schwarzenbach upon Saale City

Schwarzenbach Banner

It is a white-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2021

Schwarzenbach Coat of Arms

Shield parted of Azure and Vert by a fess wavy Argent, charged with a fish Gules finned Or.
In 1610 Margrave Christian of Brandenburg-Bayreuth granted the rights of a market town. The first town seal included the number of that year. The first seal with the current pattern included the number "1819". The version from 1837 replaced the fess wavy by a normal fess covered with wavy lines. Fess wavy and fish are representing the Saale River. In 1844 the town gained city rights due to the beginning industrialisation.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.63
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2021

The arms were granted on 25 April 1610 by Margrave Christian of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, approved by Minister of Interior of Bayern in 1818 and confirmed on 28 September 1837 by King Ludwig I of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2021

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