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Maitenbeth Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Maitenbeth, Landkreis Mühldorf am Inn, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Maitenbeth municipal banner ] 5:2 image by M. Schmöger, 25 Jan 2002
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Maitenbeth Municipality

Maitenbeth Banner

It is a black-white-blue vertical tricolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
M. Schmöger, 25 Jan 2002

Maitenbeth Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend, above Or a raven flying Sable with a chip of wood Gules in his beak, beneath Azure a horse forcene Argent bridled of the same.
Meaning: According to an urban legend a raven carrying a bloody chip of wood from Neukirchen to the building lot in Maithenbeth "chose" the place where to build the local church. The bridled horse is taken from the arms of the Imperial County of Haag and the Gurren of Haag kin.

Sources: Wanka 1989, pp.68-69 and Steinbichler and Lamprecht 1980
M. Schmöger, 25 Jan 2002 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 13 June 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
M. Schmöger, 25 Jan 2002

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