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Riegsee Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Riegsee, Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-05-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Riegsee municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2021
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Riegsee Banner

It is a red-white-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2021

Riegsee Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess wavy, above Argent a stag salient issuant Gules, beneath Azure a hayfork Or and a crozier Or in saltire.
The line of partition is alluding to the name giving Riegsee, a lake. The stag is taken from the family arms of the Knights of Hagen, who lived in the village from the 2nd half of the 12th century until 1525.The crozier is a differentiation of the arms of the Benediktbeuern Abbey, which displayed two crossed croziers. It is alluding to the monasteries being manorial lords in the past, especially Benediktbeuern, Habach, Ettal und Polling. The hayfork is symbolising agriculture.
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of Bayerische Staatszeitung, 1981, p.72
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 20 November 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2021

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