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Rechtenstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Rechtenstein, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-12-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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Rechtenstein Municipality

Rechtenstein Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2018

Rechtenstein Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a throughout cross Gules; over all an inescutcheon Or, charged with three wolf traps Sable, ordered per pale.
Rechtenstein Castle had been the ancestral seat of Lords of Stain, later barons and counts. In the 1930ies the municipality used a seal, displaying a cross of the Teutonic Order, superimposed by a quartered shield of the Counts of Stain, which is curious, as their family arms only have one field. The inescutcheon displays these family arms. The blue print probably had been the personal arms of a member of this kin, also being knight of the Teutonic Order. The colour of the cross was changed to red, in order to allude to St. George, the local patron saint.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2018

Banner and arms were approved on 3 August 1957 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 451/1957.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2018

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