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Teunz Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Teunz, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

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

Teunz Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess embattled, above Argent two bars Gules, beneath Vert a watermill´s wheel Argent.
The line of partition has four embattlements, symbolising the former municipalities of Teunz, Fuchsberg, Wildstein and partially Zeinried before 1972. It is also a canting element, referring to the name of the municipality, which is of Slavic origin, derived from "tync" (= little castle). It is also referring to Wildstein castle and the former districts (Bavarian: Hofmarken) of Teunz and Fuchsberg. They had been ruled by the Taufkirchen family, whose arms also included an embattlement, since the 18th century. The red bars are taken from the arms of the Barons of Sazenhofen, who had been manorial lords in most parts of the current municipality in the 16th and 17th century. They also held the low level cognisance and promoted the economic development. The watermill´s wheel is alluding to the many mills, forges and glass grinderys alongside the local creeks.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch - Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.164-165
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 7 July 1984 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Aug 2022

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