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Glatten Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Glatten, Landkreis Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2019-01-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Glatten municipal banner wo/ CoA]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2019
[Glatten municipal banner w/ CoA]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2019

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Glatten Municipality

Glatten Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. According to the local administration in Glatten a banner without arms (see left image above) is predominant, but there is also a banner with arms (see right image above) in use.
Source: phone call to the local administration
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2019

Glatten Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess of Gules over Argent, a watermill's wheel in counterchanged colours having 12 paddles.
The power of the Glatt River was used for a long time in the pre-industrial age. There had been numerous oil mills, saw mills, grain mills and churn mills as predecessors of local industries. The millwheel is stressing the importance of mills in the past. The tinctures had been those of the Counts of Hohenberg, local rulers from 1308 until 1320, when the village had been acquired by Württemberg. The Württemberg Archive made a proposal in 1931 displaying a millwheel, the tinctures however were fixed in 1952.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2019

The arms were adopted by the municipality in 1953. Neither banner nor arms had ever been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2019

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