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Bachhagel Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Bachhagel, Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau, Bayern

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[Bachhagel municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022
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Bachhagel Banner

It is a black-yellow-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022

Bachhagel Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale of Sable and Or charged with a castle Argent with embattled tower and roofs Gules on a fess wavy Azure, mantle in counerchanged tinctures, at dexter a cattle hook Sable in bend sinister, at sinister a unicorn forcene Argent armed Gules.
Bachhagel was first mentioned in 1269/1271 as Hagel, which means "hill" or "stone heap". The hook is taken from the arms of the Lords of Hagel, who had been imperial commissiopnaires since 1145. It is also representing the fomer municipality of Burghagel. The castle is reminding on Hagel Castle, which had been destroyed either in 1447 or in 1462. The unicorn is representing the former municipality of Oberbechingen and had been the heraldic animal of the Roth of Schreckenstein family, a kin of patricians from Ulm. The family owned the local district (Bavarian: Hofmark) from 1581 until 1622. Hans Caspar Roth of Schreckenstein finished the local castle in 1584. The fess wavy is a canting element, referring to a creek (German: Bach).
Source: "Der Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau. Ehedem und heute". 2nd ed., Dillingen 1982, pp.433-436
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 29 June 1988 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 May 2022

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