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Töpen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Töpen, Landkreis Hof, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-08-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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Töpen Municipality

Töpen Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The seal with coloured coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2021

Töpen Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, in chief a bend Argent, in centre a 6-point star Argent and in base two hammers Argent in saltire.
The bend is taken from the family arms of the Lords of Töpen, who lived in the village until the 14th century. The star is taken from the family arms of the Lords of Beulwitz, who lived there from the 16th until the 18th century. The hammers are alluding to ore mining in the nearby Leuchtholz, a wood. The seal has a black circumscription "BAYERN" (above) and "GEMEINDE TÖPEN" (below).
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden" , in "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken vol.48", Kulmbach 1990, p.344
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 25 June 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Aug 2021

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