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Röthenbach upon Pegnitz City (Germany)

Stadt Röthenbach an der Pegnitz, Landkreis Nürnberger Land, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: roethenbach(pegnitz) | parted per pale | bend(wavy) | millwheel |
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[Röthenbach upon Pegnitz city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2021
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Röthenbach upon Pegnitz City

Röthenbach Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2021

Röthenbach Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale of Gules and Argent, over all a broad bend wavy Azure, charged on heart point with a millwheel Or with eight paddles.
The blue bend wavy is a representation of the Röthenbach, a creek and confluence of the Pegnitz River. Together with the millwheel it is alluding to hydropower. The wheel is also reminding on a local watermill, which was first mentioned in 1311 and is considered to be the core of the whole settlement. The imperial tinctures red and white are symbolising a local imperial estate, to which Röthenbach belonged. They had also been the tinctures of the former imperial banner of St. George.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.52
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 4 September 1953 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2021

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