This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Niederlauer Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Niederlauer, Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: niederlauer | clasp | mace |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[Niederlauer municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Nov 2021
See also:

Niederlauer Municipality

Niederlauer Banner

It is a yellow-red-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2021

Niederlauer Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a clasp fleury Or, chief embattled Argent charged with two maces Gules in saltire.
The clasp is taken from the arms of the Lords of Lauer-Eberstein. Their ancestral seat had been in Niederlauer. The lords had been commissionaires of the Imperial Abbey of Fulda. They were first mentioned in 1168 and lived in Niederlauer since 1261. The canting maces are taken from the arms of the Lebenhan-Rothenkolben kin, Rothenkolben meaning "red maces". The kin ruled Oberebersbach and Unterebersbach, both incorporated into Niederlauer in 1978. Furthermore they had been chief foresters. Heinrich of Rothenkolben had been village mayor of (Unter-)Ebersbach in 1282. The three embattlements are representing the three villages and the Wartturm, a round watch tower in Niederlauer. The tinctures red and white are those of the Bishopric of Würzburg, to which the area belonged until 1803.
Source: Klaus Reder: Unterfränkisches Wappenbuch, CD-R, Würzburg 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 12 September 1985 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2021

back to Rhön-Grabfeld cities and municipalities click here