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Maulbronn City (Germany)

Stadt Maulbronn, Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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Maulbronn City

Maulbronn Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Oct 2018

Maulbronn Coat of Arms

Shield Sable, an abased bar, chequered of Gules and Argent, on the bar a well Or pouring water Argent at dexter, and a mule Or carrying a sack of the same at sinister.
Maulbronn had been established as a market town in 1147 near the namesake Cistercian Monastery. The chequered bar, also called Cistercian bar, is, together with the crozier, referring to the Cistercians. The arms were adopted in 1886, after Maulbronn had gained city rights. They are based on an early 18th century seal. The arms are punning (Maulbronn means "a mule in front of a well"). The seal of Maulbronn Oberamt (= higher district) displayed the mule and the well, a bend sinister wavy, superimposing a crozier in bend, the annulet of the Lords of Enzberg, who owned the town in the 13th century, and the deer antler of Württemberg. Otto Hupp published a coloured image of the seal in 1925, probably choosing the colours arbitrarily. These arms were simplified since 1902, similar to the current pattern. The chequered bar was added in 1962 replacing the crozier.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.70
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Oct 2018

The coat of arms were approved on 25 September 1962 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg/the county administration, published in GABl 454/1962. The banner was approved and the coat of arms confirmed on 15 March 1977 by the county administration, published in GABl 293/1978.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Oct 2018

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