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Berngau Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Berngau, Landkreis Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Berngau municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Mar 2022
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Berngau Municipality

Berngau Banner

It is a yellow-black-yellow vertical triband. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Mar 2022

Berngau Coat of Arms

Shield Or an eagle issuant Sable, chief Sable parted by a bend chequered of Gules and Argent
The eagle is reminding on the fact that Berngau had been the centre of an imperial estate since the 12th century. It was owned by the Wittelsbach kin since 1280 and had the status of an imperial district (Bavarian: kaiserliche Hofmark) until the 17th century. King Ludwig the Bavarian granted the right of patronage of the local parish church in 1315 to the Cistercian Waldsassen Nunnery, represented in the arms by the so called Cistercian bend in chief.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.74 -75
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 7 March 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Mar 2022

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