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Schönau Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schönau, Landkreis Rottal-Inn, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-02-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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Schönau Municipality

Schönau Banner

It is a yellow-black-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2022

Schönau Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent a sinister facing demi-unicorn issuant Sable, at sinister Azure five 5-point stars Or in irregular quincunx.
The unicorn is taken from the arms of the Perkofer family. The kin played an important role in the 15th and 16th century as owner of the local district (Bavarian: Hofmark). The unicorn is displayed e.g. on the seal of the kin from 1438 and on the epitaph of the tombstone of Magdalena Lengfelder from 1498 in the Church dedicated to the Holy Spirit in Eggenfelden. The stars are taken from the arms of the Riederer kin fom Paar, who owned the castle of Schönau since 1671.
Source: Erich Eder et alii: "Die Kommunalwappen des Landkreises Rottal-Inn und benachbarter Gebiete - Heimatkundliche Schriftenreihe des Landkreises Rottal-Inn", vol 6, Pfarrkirchen 1980, p.24
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 12 August 1975 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Niederbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2022

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