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Guttenberg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Guttenberg, Landkreis Kulmbach, Bayern

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[Guttenberg municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020
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Guttenberg Banner

It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020

Guttenberg Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a heraldic rose Or barbed Argent, base Argent a throughout cross facetted patty Gules.
The family arms of the Barons of Guttenberg displayed the rose. Heinrich of Plassenberg built the local Guttenberg Castle in 1315 and renamed himself as Lord of Guttenberg. The Lords of Plassenberg had been commissionaires of the Counts of Andechs-Meranien and were first mentioned in 1148. The red cross is alluding to St. George, the local patron saint. In the local parish church there are the family graves of the barons from the 16th until the 18th century.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden", published in: "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken no.48", Kulmbach 1990, p.214
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on on 14 January 1983 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020

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