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Castell Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Castell, Landkreis Kitzingen, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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Castell Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Nov 2020

Castell Coat of Arms

Shield quartered of Gules and Argent, over all a castle Or.
The arms are based on a seal of the local court of justice from the 17th century. The name of the village is derived from the namesake castle on top of the Herrenberg Mountain. The castle is the ancestral seat of the Lords of Castell. The village was first mentioned in 861, the castle in 1091. The lords were elevated to counts in 1205 and had been the local rulers for ages. Their family arms displayed a shield quartered of red and white. The castle is a canting element.
Source: Klaus Reder: "Unterfränkisches Wappenbuch", Würzburg 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 17 November 1964 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Nov 2020

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