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Mindelstetten Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Mindelstetten, Landkreis Eichstätt, Bayern

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[Mindelstetten municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2021
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Mindelstetten Municipality

Mindelstetten 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, 13 Oct 2021

Mindelstetten Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a wreath of hops Vert with two umbels and surmounted by a marten salient Sable, chief Gules charged with a fleur-de-lis Argent surrounded by wreath of thorns of the same.
The marten is the heraldic animal of the Muggenthal kin. The family bought the village in 1408 from the Solnhofen Abbey. The wreath is symbolising the economic importance of the cultivation of hops. Fleur-de-lis and wreath of thorns are alluding to Anna Schäffer, born in 1882 in the village, died in 1925 after heavy sufferings, finally beatified in 1999 by Pope John Paul II. Her grave is in the local parish church since 1975.
Source: Karl Zecherle: "Gemeindewappen im Kreis Eichstätt", Eichstätt 1985, pp.44-45
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 9 November 1985 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2021

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