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Wonsees Market Town (Germany)

Markt Wonsees, Landkreis Kulmbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a blue-white-black vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: M. Schmöger's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2020

Wonsees Coat of Arms

Shield quartered, 1st and 4th quarter quartered of Sable and Argent, 2nd and 3rd quarter Argent an intial "W" Azure.
In 1323 German King Ludwig the Bavarian granted the rights of a market town and of a fortification. The first local seals are known since the 16th century. They displayed the current pattern, which was also displayed in a painting from 1581 and a Roll of Arms from 1767. The quartered shield displays the arms of the Zollern kin. The initial, the first letter of the town's name, is a distinguishing mark.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.100
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2020

The arms were confirmed on 6 November 1962 by the Main State Archives (Hauptstaatsarchiv) in München.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2020

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