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Grafengehaig Market Town (Germany)

Markt Grafengehaig, Landkreis Kulmbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Grafengehaig town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020
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Grafengehaig Market Town

Grafengehaig Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top and surrounded by a black inscription "MARKT" above and a black embowed inscription "GRAFENGEHAIG" beneath the shield.
Source: M. Schmöger's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020

Grafengehaig Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a wall issuant Argent masoned Sable with a gate tower Argent, flanked by a weaver's shuttle Or at dexter and a grain ear Or at sinister.
The wall is depicting the fortification of the local graveyard. The local parish church and the defence tower were finished in the 15th century. The longhouse and the western tower were built in 1510. Ear and shuttle are symbolising the most important business lines agriculture and weaving.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden", published in: "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken no.48", Kulmbach 1990, p.210
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 20 August 1968 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020

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