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Dorfprozelten Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Dorfprozelten, Landkreis Miltenberg, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-01-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Dorfprozelten municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2022
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Dorfprozelten Municipality

Dorfprozelten Banner

It is a red-white-red vertical triband. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead. Under the shield is an inscription in black initials "DORFPROZELTEN".
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2022

Dorfprozelten Flag

[Dorfprozelten municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2022

It is a white-red horizontal bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2022

Dorfprozelten Coat of Arms

Renaissance shield parted per fess, above Gules a 6-spokes wheel Argent, beneath Argent with base wavy Azure a throughout facetted cross Sable.
The black cross displays the arms of the Teutonic Order. The existence of the order in the village is proven since 1260. In 1319/1320 the order acquired Prozelten castle and the village, then also called Niederprozelten or Altprozelten. By exchange the Archbishopric of Mainz acquired the village in 1484. The area was lost in 1803 by secularisation. The current municipal hall had been a hunting lodge of the archbishops. The tinctures red and silver and the wheel are alluding to the achbishopric. The blue base wavy is a representation of the Main River and the importance of shipping and timber rafting.
Source: Hans-Joachim Schreiber: "Kommunalheraldik im ehemaligen Landkreis Marktheidenfeld", Zulassungsarbeit Universität Würzburg 1973, pp.63-66 and G. Veh: "Dorfprozelten am Main - ein Dorf im Wandel seiner 1000jährigen Geschichte", 1995, p.4
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2022

Flag, banner and arms were approved on 1 February 1952 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2022

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