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Schirnding Market Town (Germany)

Markt Schirnding, Landkreis Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-08-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schirnding town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2020
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Schirnding Market Town

Schirnding Banner

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead with a black inscription "Schirnding" above the shield.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2020

Schirnding Coat of Arms

Shield Or, three cut branches Sable in fess ordered per pale.
The municipality adopted the family arms of the Lords of Schirnding, which is known since 1356. Cut branches in heraldry are symbols of forest clearance. Either by axe or by fire. The lords had been assigned to cut down the forests between Wunsiedel and Eger. They are proven as local rulers since 1377, but probably they had their seat in the area already around 1200.
Source: Haus der bayrischen Geschichte
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 19 February 1953 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2020

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