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Muhr upon Lake Municipality Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Muhr am See Municipality, Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Muhr upon Lake Municipality municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sept 2021
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Muhr upon Lake Municipality

Muhr Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sept 2021

Muhr Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, two crossbow shafts Argent addorsed in pale and ordered per fess.
The municipality was established by a merger of Altenmuhr and Neuenmuhr in 1976. The new municipality adopted the former arms of Altenmuhr without any changes. The arms are reminding on the Lords of Muhr, whose ancestral seat had been in Altenmuhr. They died out in 1536. Their family arms displayed two golden crossbow shafts in a red shield. The lords had been in service of the Bishopric of Eichstätt since 1169 and had been Masters of the Kitchen (German: Erbküchenmeister) of the bishops since 1306. The tinctures are those of the bishopric.
Source: Klemens Stadler: "Neue Gemeindewappen in Mittelfranken", in: "Jahresbericht des Historischen Vereins Mittelfranken", 1956, p.15
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sept 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 11 January 1956 for Altenmuhr by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sept 2021

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