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Wegscheid Market Town (Germany)

Markt Wegscheid, Landkreis Passau, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-02-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wegscheid town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2022
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Wegscheid Banner

It is a blue-white-green vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2022

Wegscheid Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a bend Argent, above a church Argent with roofs Gules and a bulbous spire of the same, at sinister a dove Argent volant holding a stick Or by her beak.
In the 18th century local seals displayed the wolf of the Bishopric of Passau. Since 1800 they displayed the current pattern of the arms. The upper half is referring to a legend, telling that a dove brought the timber of the church to its construction site. The meaning of the trees is not mentioned.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.90
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2022

The banner has never been approved officially. The arms are in use probably since 1800.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2022

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