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Wollbach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wollbach, Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wollbach municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Nov 2021
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Wollbach Banner

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

Wollbach Coat of Arms

Shield parted by an abased fess chequered of Gules and Argent, above Gules a lion rampant issuant Argent crowned Or, beneath Argent an attire Sable in fess.
Lion and the chequered fess, also known as Cistercian fess, are taken from the arms of the Cistercian Bildhausen Abbey, established in 1156/1158 and secularised in 1803. The abbey held the right of patronage, owned local estates and gained revenues in Wollbach. The Cistercian fess had also been part of the arms of the Cistercian Wechterswinkel Nunnery, located in Wollbach. The attire is a differentiation of the arms of the Lords of Brend, a kin of commissionaires, first mentioned in 1156 and extincted in 1525. The tinctures red and white are those of the Bishopric of Würzburg, to which Wollbach belonged for a long time.
Source: Klaus Reder: Unterfränkisches Wappenbuch, CD-R, Würzburg 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 7 December 1983 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2021

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