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Alfeld Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Alfeld, Landkreis Nürnberger Land, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alfeld municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021
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Alfeld Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021

Alfeld Coat of Arms

Shield parted by a pallet wavy Azure, at dexter Sable a demi-lion issuant Or armed Sable, at sinister bendy of six of Gules and Argent.
The Alfelder Bach, the local creek, symbolised by the blue pallet wavy, had been the border between two territories between 1504 and 1803. He separated the Free Imperial City of Nürnberg, represented by the sinister half, from the Palatinate and the Duchy of Pfalz-Sulzbach, represented by the demi-lion, a differentiation of the Palatine arms, here looking like a sock puppet.
Source: Eckhardt Pfeiffer: "Nürnberger Land ", 2nd edition, Hersbruck 1989, pp.319-320 and Klemens Stadler: "Neue Gemeindewappen in Mittelfranken", in: "Jahresbericht des Historischen Vereins für Mittelfranken ", 1955, pp.52-53
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 22 August 1951 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2021

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