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Aichach-Friedberg County (Germany)

Kreis Aichach-Friedberg, Schwaben District, Bavaria

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[Aichach-Friedberg County flag (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 23 Aug 2001
approved 10 December 1975
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Aichach-Friedberg County

Green-yellow stripes, 10.12.1975. The capital of the county is Aichach. During the 1972 municipal reform, Friedberg county was merged with Aichach county (of Oberbayern district) to form the new county Aichach-Friedberg. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996.

Stefan Schwoon, 23 Aug 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
"The arms were granted on 10 December 1975.
The arms combine symbols from the old arms; the [canting] oak leaf from the arms of Aichach, the cross [for the possessions of the bishops of Augsburg] from the arms of Friedberg. The chief of Bavaria was part of both old arms."
Source: [presumably Linder and Olzog 1996].

Santiago Dotor, 5 February 2004

Aichach County until 1972


[Aichach County 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 9 July 2001
approved 24 April 1968, abolished 30 June 1972

Green, white, blue. Coat of arms adopted 1966, flag adopted 24 April 1968, abolished 30 June. Incorporated into Aichach-Friedberg county.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964 -1972, p.
Stefan Schwoon, 9 July 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
"The arms were granted in 1966. The upper part is derived from the arms of Bavaria, which in turn are the arms of the Wittelsbach family. The Wittelsbach family castle is situated in the county. The oak leaf is canting [German Eiche meaning oak] and also derived from the arms of the town of Aichach."
Source: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 12 June 2003

Friedberg (Bayern) County until 1972


[Friedberg (Bayern) County 1972 (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 23 Aug 2001
approved 3 October 1963, abolished 30 June 1972

Yellow-blue, flag and arms approved 3 October 1963. During the 1972 municipal reform, this county was merged with Aichach county (of Oberbayern district) to form the new county Aichach-Friedberg.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.35
Stefan Schwoon, 23 Aug 2001

The arms were granted on 3 October 1963. The background of the arms is the arms of Bavaria, as the main part of the county was part of Bavaria. Until 1268 part of the area was part of a imperial estate in Lechrain. In the estate armies on their way to Italy assembled. The imperial eagle is symbolizing this imperial estate. The cross is a reminder of the large possessions of the bishops of Augsburg in the area.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.35
Santiago Dotor, 31 July 2003


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