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Hohenfels Market Town (Germany)

Markt Hohenfels, Landkreis Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hohenfels in Oberpfalz town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Mar 2022
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Hohenfels Market Town

Hohenfels Banner

It is a yellow-blue-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2022

Hohenfels Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a lion sejant Or, armed and tongued Gules grabbing hold of a rock issuant Argent.
The rock is canting, as the name of the town means "high rock". The lion is a unique example of the Palatine lion and was already displayed on the oldest town seal on a Spanish shield and on a coloured painting made by Philipp Apian (1531 - 1589). The lion is symbolising the rule of the Wittelsbach kin since the end of the 14th century. The pattern changed in details but the lion was only once (1811) depicted as crowned.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.77
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2022

The banner is used without approval. The arms were granted on 29 November 1540 by Palatine Count Friedrich III, also being elector, and confirmed by Emperor Karl VII Albert in 1743.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2022

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