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Rüdenau Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Rüdenau, Landkreis Miltenberg, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-01-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rüdenau municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Jan 2022
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Rüdenau Municipality

Rüdenau Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jan 2022

Rüdenau Coat of Arms

Shield Gules parted by three barrulets wavy Argent, in chief a dog's head Argent wearing a collar Sable with spikes Argent, in base a sword Argent hilted Or in bend sinister.
Rüdenau was established by forest clearance and first mentioned in 1285, when the Knight Wipert Rüdt of Rüdenau made a donation to the Benedictine Amorbach Monastery. In 1310 the kin was split into the Rüd of Bödigheim branch and the Rüd of Collenberg branch. The latter had been local rulers including the local cognisance until they died out in 1635. The canting head of a male dog (German: Rüde) is taken from their family arms. The sword is alluding to the local cognisance. The barrulets are symbolising riches of water and the many wells in the valley, e.g. the Ottilienbrunnen in the centre and the Matzebrünnle in the Jewish lower village (German: Unterdorf), The tinctures are those of the Archbishopric of Mainz, which ruled the village until 1803.
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of Bayerische Staatszeitung, 1957, p.72
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jan 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 19 July 1957 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jan 2022

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