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Rothenbuch Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Rothenbuch, Landkreis Aschaffenburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-10-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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Rothenbuch Municipality

Rothenbuch Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Sep 2021

Rothenbuch Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Or an eradicated beech Gules at dexter and an attire of the same at sinister, beneath Gules a 6-spokes wheel Argent.
The municipality was first mentioned in 1318 as "settlement near the red beeches" near a hunting lodge of the Archbishops of Mainz. The red beech (German: rote Buche) is a canting element. The settlement had been seat of a forestry office until 1485, symbolised by the attire. The forester temporarily also had the low level cognisance. The wheel is symbolising that the whole area belonged to the Archbishopric of Mainz for a long time.
Source: "Unser Bayern", Heimatbeilage der Bayerischen Staatszeitung 1976 ( a newspaper appendix) , p.56
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 6 June 1975 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Sep 2021

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