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Alzenau City (Germany)

Stadt Alzenau, Landkreis Aschaffenburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-10-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alzenau city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2021
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Alzenau City

Alzenau Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2021

Alzenau Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, in chief a 6-spokes wheel Argent, in base two branches Or in saltire.
Since the early 13th century the influence of the Archbishopric of Mainz increased. Alzenau became a possession of the archbishops in 1395. Although King Ruprecht granted city rights in 1401, the settlement remained a market town. Until 1748 it had been a condominion of the archbishopric and the Landgraviate of Hessen-Kassel. Afterwards it was ruled by the archbishops alone. The wheel is alluding to the archbishopric. The branches are a symbol of appointment for the jury of a vehmic court, which had been in Willmundsheim, as the town was called until the 15th century.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.18
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 24 November 1926 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Sep 2021

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