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Drackenstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Drackenstein, Landkreis Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-01-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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Drackenstein Municipality

Drackenstein Banner

It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Sources: this online catalogue and Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2018

Drackenstein Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a wyvern statant Gules, spitting fire, on top of a triplemount Vert, issuant from base.
The wyvern is a special kind of a dragon (German: Drache), having only two legs, usually shaped like eagle's claws. In this case they are shaped like lion's paws. The name of the village had been Drachenstein (= dragon's rock) in 1338. The arms are thus canting with the triplemount representing the tuff rock, on which is located the local parish church. Benath the rock is a cave called "Drachenloch" (= dragon's lair).
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg

Banner and arms were approved on 15 December 1959 by Minister of Interior of Baden Württemberg, published in GABl 222/1960.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2018

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