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Market Town of Glonn (Germany)

Markt Glonn, Kreis Ebersberg, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Glonn banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by M. Schmöger, 13 May 2014
adopted August 2000
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Market Town of Glonn

Glonn Banner

Description of banner:
Two stripes, white-blue, with arms.
letter from municipality with flag photo, 22 August 2001
phone call with mayor, 27 August 2001
M. Schmöger, 13 May 2014

Glonn Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Arms blazoning : Argent, a mill-wheel Sable under a trout naiant to dexter proper.
The coat of arms was designed by Otto Hupp; the trout is originally blazoned "proper", but from the start usually painted blue (at least the upper half); recent drawings (like in the flag) make another anatomical mistake: the adipose fin is painted with rays.
The flag is unofficial and basically illegal, as the colours white-blue are not available for Bavarian municipalities; before 2000, the municipality only used plain Bavarian flags (lozengy and striped variants side by side), and my hypothesis is that they concluded that the lozengy flag is for Bavaria and the striped one for the municipality. Then they derived a new variant of the supposed "municipal" flag by adding the arms to the white-blue stripes.
head office of Bavarian state archives
Ebersberg county archives
article in "Ebersberger Zeitung" (newspaper), 12 November 1969
Otto Hupp: "Deutsche Ortswappen Neue Reihe Heft 1", Bremen ca. 1927 Stadler 1965; p.60
H. Sponholz: "Schöne Heimat Ebersberg - Der Landkreis in Bildern"; Ottenhofen 1975; pp.124,134
Landkreis Ebersberg (ed.): "Landkreis Ebersberg - eine Information",ca. 1997; p. 65
Gemeinde Forstinning - Bürgerinformationen, Allershausen 1995
Bayern Gemeinden webpage

The flag was adopted in August 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 16 November 1931 by Bavarian ministry of interior.
M. Schmöger, 13 May 2014

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