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Municipality of Unterföhring (Germany)

Gemeinde Unterföhring, Kreis München, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

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[Unterföhring municipal banner] approx. 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 3 Apr 2001
approved 30 January 1957 See also:

Municipality of Unterföhring

Unterföhring Banner

Description of banner:
It is a blue - yellow - red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of a white bannerhead.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2014

Unterföhring Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a blue fess wavy. Above left is a moor's head crowned red on a red basement. Below right on the edge are eight red bricks ordered like stairs 1:1:2:2:2.
The fess wavy is representing the river Isar and the bridge of Föhring, in the Middle Ages an important crossing over the river. The moor'ss head is taken from the arms of the Bishopric of Freising and is alluding to the fact that Unterföhring belonged to the County of Ismaning, which was governed by the bishops under direct imperial rule until 1803. The bricks are reminding on the numerous brickyards in the village, which supplied nearby München with building materials. The last brickyard closed in 1968.
Source: Wilhelm Volkert: "Wappen im Landkreis München", in: "Der Landkreis München", München 1975, pp.109, 114

Flag and coat of arms were approved by Bavarian ministry of interior on 30 January 1957.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2014

The fact that the arms is shown in a white banner-head and not directly on the stripes, is a good hint that this flag (at least the original version) is from the 1950ies, when this arrangement was the usual one (easier to produce, I guess).
M. Schmöger, 30 Mar 2014

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