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Wurmsham Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wurmsham, Landkreis Landshut, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-05-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wurmsham municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2022
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Wurmsham Municipality

Wurmsham Banner

It is a yellow-blue-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2022

Wurmsham Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Sable two triangles Argent, beneath Azure a crozier Or in bend and a sword Or in bend sinister, over all a salt barrel Argent with hoops Or.
The upper half displays the arms of the Riemhofen family, who ruled the Wurmsham district (Bavarian: Hofmark) at least between 1696 and 1752. This half is also referring to other kins of noblemen, ruling the district and holding the low level cognisance. They changed frequently. Crozier and salt barrel are attributes of St. Rupert, the local patron saint. He is said to have founded the original monastery in the former municipality of Pauluszell. The monastery became the origin of colonisation between the rivers Rott and Vils. The sword is an attribute of St. Paul, patron saint in Pauluszell. The combination of charges is alluding to the development of the current municipality, which was made from Wurmsham, Pauluszell and parts of Ruprechtsberg.
Source: information given by the administration of VG Velden on 9 June 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 8 November 1982 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Niederbayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2022

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