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Altenstadt Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Altenstadt, Landkreis Weilhaim-Schongau, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-12-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Altenstadt municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Dec 2021
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Altenstadt Municipality

Altenstadt Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the white bannerhead.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2021

Altenstadt Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a basilica Argent with roofs Or, issuant from main roof a griffin-lion Argent armed Or.
The local basilica, a landmark of the municipality is the central charge on the shield. The tinctures silver and red are those of the Welfen kinWelfen As a distinguishing mark the lion of the kin was added, but in differentiated version as griffin-lion, a lion with a griffin's head, Also the arms of the Premonstratensian Steingaden Monastery displayed the lion of the kin, as it had been the abbey of the Welfen kin. The monastery owned estates in the village until 1803.
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of Bayerische Staatszeitung, a newspaper, 1958, p.8
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 27 September 1957 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2021

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