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Weida-Land Collective Municipality (Germany)

Verbandsgemeinde Weida-Land, Saalekreis, Saxony-Anhalt

Last modified: 2019-06-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schraplau city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski,
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Weida-Land Collective Municipality


Municipalities without proper Flags

The collective municipality itself and the following municipalities don't have proper flags: Barnstädt, Farnstädt, Nemsdorf-Göhrendorf, the seat of the collective municipality and Steigra.
Sources: 2 of Hauptsatzung of Weida-Land, version 10 December 2014 and this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019


Obhausen Municipality

Obhausen Flag


[Obhausen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is a red-white-red horizontal triband. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019

Obhausen Banner

[Obhausen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is a red-white-red vertical triband. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019

Obhausen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Argent three churches Gules, the central church superimposing those in flanks, beneath Gules three plates in pale between crossed keys Argent in saltire at dexter and a Paschal Lamb statant nimbed Or at sinister.
Meaning:
Although being tiny in the Medieval the municipality had three churches and was divided into three parishes. In base the attributes of their patron saints are depicted: the crossed keys of St. Peter, the three balls, here not golden, of St. Nicholas and the Paschal Lamb of St. John the Baptist. The church of St. Peter had been the principal one and the others had been its filials.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019

The arms were approved on 19 April 2013 by the county administration.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019


Schraplau City

Schraplau Flag

It is a green-white-red horizontal tricolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019

Schraplau Banner

[Schraplau city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 June 2019

It is a green-white-red vertical tricolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019

Schraplau Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base Vert, on base at dexter a sinister facing Roman legionnaire in red armour holding a sword Argent in bend with his risen right hand and a decapitated head in his left arm, at dexter an embattled tower Gules with cone roof of the same and port and windows Argent.
Meaning:
Legionnaire and the beheaded are an unusual allusion to St. John the Baptist, patron saint of the local parish church. The tinctures and the position of the legionnaire changed various times in detail. According to Ralf Hartemink the tower is probably alluding to a local castle. The pattern was mentioned in a dade from 1610 but was according to the dade in use in a local secret seal at least 100 years earlier.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, p.415
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019

The current version of the arms was approved on 6 November 2012 by the county administration.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019


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