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Saaldorf-Surheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Saaldorf-Surheim, Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-02-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Saaldorf-Surheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2022
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Saaldorf-Surheim Banner

It is a red-white-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2022

Saaldorf-Surheim Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess wavy, above Argent a wheel Azure flanked by two fleur-de-lis issuant from wheel of the same, beneath Gules a door hinge Argent in fess superimposed by a grain ear Or.
The wavy line of partition is a representation of the little Sur River, the border of the municipality. The wheel is symbolising the historical salt road, the fleur-de-lis are taken from the apocryphal arms of St. Rupert, who played an important role in the beginnings of the Archbishopric of Salzburg. The municipality is located in Rupert's corner (German: Rupertiwinkel), the northern part of the current county, which historically belonged to the archbishopric. The main tinctures are also referring to the archbishopric, the tinctures blue and white to the Kingdom of Bayern, the successor of the archbishops. The grain ear is symbolising agriculture. The hinge is taken from the arms of the Counts of Kuenburg, who owned estates in the northern part of the current municipality. Salldorf merged with Surheim in 1978. The new municipality was named Saaldorf and since 1994 Saaldorf-Surheim.
Source: "Unser Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land", 3rd edition, Bamberg 1996, p.104
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 13 August 1981 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2022

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