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Wiesthal Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wiesthal, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wiesthal municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Mar 2022
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Wiesthal Municipality

Wiesthal Banner

It is a white-red-yellow vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Mar 2022

Wiesthal Coat of Arms

Shield barry of ten of Gules and Or, parted by a saltire Argent charged with two blowpipes Gules in saltire.
Wiesthal was first mentioned in 1479. The border between the Archbishopric of Mainz and the possessions, ruled by the Counts of Rieneck, crossed the nowadays municipality. After the counts had died out in 1559, their possessions also became parts of the archbishopric. The barry shield displays the arms of the counts. The tinctures white and red are those of the archbishopric. The pipes are symbolising that Wiesthal had been a settlement of gaffers. Besides them there also had been lumbermen, potash burners and waggoners, all had more or less to do with the production of glass. The saltire, an attribute of St. Andrew, is alluding to a chapel, which existed before 1477, when Wiesthal gained its proper parish church. The saint had been patron of both.
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of Bayerische Staatszeitung, 1978, p.24
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 24 January 1977 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Mar 2022

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