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Welden Market Town (Germany)

Markt Welden, Landkreis Augsburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Welden town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2020
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Welden Market Town

Welden Banner

It is a white-red-green vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2020

Welden Coat of Arms

Shield Or, on a mount Vert issuant from base a ruined tower Argent masoned Sable flanked by two firs Vert.
Welden has been a market town since 1402. The tower was part of a local castle, which had been demolished by Josef Maria Count of Fugger-Wellenburg. He replaced the castle in 1756 by a church dedicated to St. Thekla. In 1850 King Maximilian II of Bayern granted similar arms, displaying the tower between many trees on top of a rocky mountain. Siebmachers Roll of Arms (version 1856) displayed the trees as tents. Otto Hupp made an emendation and added the tinctures in 1925. His version displayed two deciduous trees instead. The flag colours are those of the city of Augsburg.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.93
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2020

The original arms were granted on 22 August 1850 by King Maximilian II of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Oct 2020

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