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Wiernsheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wiernsheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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Wiernsheim Municipality

Wiernsheim Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: phone call to Mr. Mario Matausch from the local administration
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2018

Wiernsheim Coat of Arms

Shield Sable, an abbot's crozier Or in pale, entwined around by two oak branches Argent, in orle two times five 6-point stars Or.
Wiernsheim belonged to Maulbronn Abbey since 1259 and became a part of Württemberg in 1504. A golden crozier entwined by green leaves had been already displayed in former arms of the dominions of Maulbronn. The leaves were misinterpreted as vine leaves due to the viticulture of the monastery. The stars appeared on local seals as a mere decoration shortly after 1900. The current pattern was introduced in 1939, the tinctures were fixed in 1956. The crozier is also representing the former Iptingen municipality, which had been incorporated on 1 January 1974 and had been a dominion of Maulbronn Abbey in the past. The stars had been recently interpreted as Waldensian stars, as Pinache (incorporated on 1 January 1970) and Serres (incorporated on 1 January 1974) had been founded by the Waldensians.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2018

Banner and arms were approved on 12 December 1957 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Oct 2018

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