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Mellrichstadt City (Germany)

Stadt Mellrichstadt, Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mellrichstadt city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021
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Mellrichstadt Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021

Mellrichstadt Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, on top of an embattled wall Argent masoned Sable a church of the same with apse and two towers, all with roofs Azure topped by crosslets Or.
Already the oldest city seal from the 13th century displayed the church. The tinctures are known since 1544. The shape of the embattled wall caused a misinterpretation as a chequered fess in tinctures red and white, in the 19th century predominantly in Bavarian tinctures white and blue. Otto Hupp (1925) restored the embattled wall.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.16
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021

The banner was introduced in 1951. The arms are in use since the 14th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021

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