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Vöhrenbach City (Germany)

Stadt Vöhrenbach, Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2019-01-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, information confirmed by Jörg Majewski.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jan 2019

Vöhrenbach Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a bend wavy Or, charged with a trout Gules.
Vöhrenbach was established by the Counts of Urach-Freiberg and Urach-Fürstenberg as a settlement, similar to a city around 1244. In 1387 Heinrich of Fürstenberg confirmed its city rights. The three oldest seals from the 14th century until the end of the 18th century displayed a donkey statant with unknown meaning. A legend says, that the local people were enforced to adopt that pattern, in order to remind on the murder of a nobleman, committed by a farmer. In 1802 Prince Karl Joachim of Fürstenberg permitted to replace the arms by the current pattern, which was considered to be canting, displaying a trout in a creek, as the name of the district and municipality is derived from German "Forellenbach". A former version displayed the trout facing downwards. The current version is in use since 1962.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.106
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jan 2019

The arms were granted in 1802 (see above). A bicolour is in use at least since 1971.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Jan 2019

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