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Neuhof upon Zenn Market Town (Germany)

Markt Neuhof an der Zenn, Landkreis Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Neuhof upon Zenn town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Nov 2020
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Neuhof upon Zenn Market Town

Neuhof Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coloured town seal is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2020

Neuhof Coat of Arms

Shield Or, standing on base Vert a savage Sable, dressed by an apron and a crown, both made of leaves Vert, he is holding a hops tendril by his right hand and an inescutcheon by his left hand, in dexter chief an impending hops branch Vert with three umbels, the inescutcheon is Gules, two wolf traps Argent in saltire flanked by three 6-point stars Or in 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter.
The oldest building of Neuhof is the local castle, as "nova curia" (= Neuhof) raised in the imperial country (German: Reichsland) around Nürnberg. The first residents had been the Counts of Abenberg, who died out at the end of the 12th century. Their successors had been the Burgraves of Nürnberg, who sold the town to the Heilbronn Monastery. First seals with the current pattern are known from the 18th century. The original grapevines were interpreted in 1835 as hops umbels, because hops had been cultivated in the town for ages. Older images display the savage as supporter. Otto Hupp (1925) omitted him. Since 1951 he is part of the arms in the shield. Hupp interpreted the wolf traps as saltire, alluding to a disappeared church of St. Andrew. Probably traps and stars had been just local symbols. Please note, the basic colour of the seal is white and the hops umbels are replaced by a green Rocaille ornament. In base is an embowed inscription "Neuhof a.d. Zenn".
Source: Stadler 1968, p.26
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2020

The arms are in use since the 18th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2020

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