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Abstatt Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Abstatt, Landkreis Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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Abstatt Municipality

Abstatt Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2017

Abstatt Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules a crozier Or in pale, at sinister Or, a lion rampant Gules.
Abstatt had been seat of a subcounty of Löwenstein. The court seal fom 1628 displayed the arms of the Counts of Löwenstein, a crowned lion passant on top of a quadruple mount. Later seals fom 1697 and 1768 displayed the lion sinister facing. At the beginning of the 20th century a lion rampant appeared in the local village mayor's seal. The municipality adopted the current pattern on 21 November 1907. The (abbot's) crozier was a distinguishing mark and a canting element, because the municipality's name might be interpreted as "Abtsstadt" (= abbot's city). Furthermore the village had been a possession of Oberstenfeld Abbey in the past.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg

The banner was approved on 5 September 1980 by Heilbronn County.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2017

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