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Schwaig near Nürnberg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schwaig bei Nürnberg, Landkreis Nürnberger Land, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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Schwaig near Nürnberg Municipality

Schwaig Banner

It is a yellow-black vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021

Schwaig Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules two bees Or in pale, at sinister Argent, two branches raguly Sable in saltire flamed Gules at the top.
Schwaig near Nürnberg was established in 1976 by a merger of Schwaig and Behringersdorf. The epithet was added already in 1960. The bees are taken from the municipal arms of Schwaig. They are alluding to the estates of the Zeidler kin. Its members had been beekeepers of the Free Imperial City of Nürnberg and owned estates and the local forest. The burning branches are taken from the family arms of the patrician Schürstab family from Nürnberg and are canting for the name of the kin. It had been an important manorial lord in Behringersdorf between 1319 and 1514. A Schürstab is a stick in order to spark a fire.
Source: Eckhardt Pfeiffer: "Nürnberger Land", 2nd edition, Hersbruck 1989, pp.351-352
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 30 April 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Mittelfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021

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