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Schöntal Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schöntal, Hohenlohekreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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Schöntal Municipality

Schöntal Banner

It is a yellow-green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2017

Schöntal Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, a crozier Or and an iron fist Argent in saltire, over all a bar chequered of 16 (2 x 8) of Gules and Argent.
The Cistercian bar and the crozier are alluding is alluding to the local monastery, run by the Cistercian Order. The bar had replaced a bend sinister in the former arms. The iron fist, more precise part of a knight's armour, is alluding to Götz von Berlichingen, protagonist of a drama written by J.W. von Goethe. It was added in 1978. Berlichingen was buried in Schöntal.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg

The former arms were approved in 1972, the current arms together with the banner on 19 September 1978 by Hohenlohe County.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2017

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