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Obernzenn Market Town (Germany)

Markt Obernzenn, Landkreis Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Obernzenn town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2020
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Obernzenn Market Town

Obernzenn Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2020

Obernzenn Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, an intertwined linden branch Argent with four leaves on either side, chief Argent a throughout cross Sable.
The red field displays the family arms of the Lords of Seckendorff, local rulers since the 13th century, in counterchanged tinctures. Obernzenn had been the centre of their lordship. The kin had also the local cognisance until 1848 and owns nowadays still two local castles. The cross is representing the Teutonic Order, which had been an important manorial lord and the right of patronage of the local parish church. Otto Hupp (1925) displayed just the family arms of the Seckendorff kin as town arms.
Source: Reinhold Hoeppner (editor): "Landkreis Uffenheim", München, Assling 1972, pp.87-88
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 20 August 1973 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Mittelfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2020

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