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Wasserburg upon Bodensee Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wasserburg am Bodensee, Landkreis Lindau, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-12-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wasserburg upon Bodensee municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Dec 2021
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Wasserburg upon Bodensee Municipality

Wasserburg Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Dec 2021

Wasserburg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Argent a demi-bear rampant issuant Sable, armed and tongued Gules; beneath Azure on base wavy of the same an embattled fortress Argent.
The lower half is canting, displaying a fortress (German: Burg) over waves of water (German: Wasser). The settlement around the fortress was first mentioned in 784 as a possession of the Benedictine St. Gallen Monastery. During the raids of the Hungarians in the 10th century the fortress had been a shelter for its monks and its treasuries. The Lordship of Wasserburg remained a possession of the abbey until the end of the Medieval. The abbey kept tithe and patronage until its dissolution in 1805. The demi-bear is a differention of the arms of the abbey. The tinctures silver and blue are those of Bayern, to which the village belonged since 1803.
Source: Anton Gruber: "Der Landkreis Lindau", Kempten 1956, pp.171-173
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Dec 2021

The banner has never been approved officially. The arms were approved on 3 February 1954 by county governor (Kreispräsident) of Lindau.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Dec 2021

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