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Reichenbach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Reichenbach, Landkreis Cham, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Reichenbach (Oberpfalz) municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 July 2022
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Reichenbach Municipality

Reichenbach Banner

It is a red-white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2022

Reichenbach Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base wavy Azure, a wyvern statant Gules.
The wyvern is the heraldic beast of the Margraves of Cham-Vohburg from the Diepoldinger kin, who founded the Benedictine Reichenbach Monastery. Since the 15th century the wyvern is part of the arms of the monastery and was displayed on the seals of its abbots, in the 17th century also on town seals. Monastery and town, later downgraded to a village, had been closely connected since the 12th century. The blue base wavy is a representation of the Regen River.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch - Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.58-59
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 2 July 1969 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2022

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