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Thanstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Thanstein, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Thanstein municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Aug 2022
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Thanstein Banner

It is a green-white-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2022

Thanstein Coat of Arms

Shield Or a fir Vert on central peak of a triplemount Sable; mantled, at dexter Gules a hunting horn Argent in pale, at sinister Sable pliers Argent in pale.
Fir (German: Tanne) and mount together are canting, as a mount usually is a big stone (German: Stein). The pliers (German: Zange) is canting and representing the Zenger family, who ruled the Thanstein district (Bavarian: Hofmark) from the 14th until the 16th century. The horn is taken from the family arms of the Barons of Horneck, who owned the Kulz Manor since 1754. It is also representing other kins of noblemen, who owned the manor. The pliers are also representing Thanstein proper, the horn is representing Kulz. Both municipalities merged in 1978.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch - Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.166-167
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 27 July 1982 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2022

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