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Hollstadt Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hollstadt, Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-11-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hollstadt municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2021
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Hollstadt Banner

It is a red-white-red vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2021

Hollstadt Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above a crozier Gules in bend sinister, superimposed by a bend chequered of Argent and Gules; beneath Vert a plough share Argent flanked by two potatoe blossoms Argent seeded Sable.
Crozier and the so called Cistercian bend are alluding to local abbeys, which had specific privileges. Hollstadt belonged to endowment of the Cistercian Bildhausen Abbey, endowed in 1156. Also the Cistercian Wechterswinkel Nunnery owned local estates since 1285, furthermore the Cistercian Frauenroth Nunnery since 1359. Other manorial lords had been the St. Stephen Abbey in Würzburg and the University of Würzburg, symbolised by the tinctures silver and red. Furthermore the village historically belonged to the Bishopric of Würzburg until 1803. Green colour, plough share and blossoms are symbolising agriculture as main business line, especially the cultivation of seed potatoes. Please not that according to blazon the blossoms are seeded Or but in fact they are seeded Sable.
Source: Klaus Reder: Unterfränkisches Wappenbuch, CD-R, Würzburg 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 11 November 1983 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2021

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