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Altötting County (Germany)

Landkreis Altötting, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

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[Altötting County flag] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon
CoA adopted 17 Mar 1960, flag adopted 2 Feb 1983 See also:

Altötting County

Yellow-blue-white stripes, adopted 02.02.1983. The arms are the same as those of the pre-reform county. The chapel in the arms is an important pilgrimage church. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.
Stefan Schwoon, 19 Sep 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The arms were granted on March 17, 1960 and reconfirmed on August 23, 1972.
The arms show in the right part the chapel of St. Mary, which was built in the 8th century. The chapel is considered the National Shrine of Bavaria. The left part shows the arms of Bavaria, on the one hand as a symbol of the state, and on the other hand they are a reminder of the fact that in Gurghausen a large castle (built in the 13th century) was owned by the Dukes of Bavaria. Furthermore the monastery in Altötting was founded by the Bavarian Dukes.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 5 Nov 2003


Marktl am Inn

[Marktl am Inn flag] c. 4:1 image by Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 4 Feb 2007
CoA granted 12 May 1447, flag adopted 11 Nov 1983

Here the flag of Marktl am Inn. Marktl is the birthplace of the Josef Cardinal Ratzinger, the current Pope Benedict XVI. The choice of the Pope Benedict XVI awoke this place on the river Inn and it became a pilgrimage place of many catholics.
CoA of Marktl am Inn (Landkreis Altötting; State of Bavaria)
Das Wappen der Marktgemeinde Marktl
- Granted by Duke Ludwig the Rich 12 May 1447.
- The boathooks symbolize the formerly important shipping.
- The spatula (Streichmaß) as symbol for the grain-market.
- The Bavarian lozenges show that it belongs to the Duchy of Bayern.
Source: German Breakfast television "ARD-FrÃŒhstÃŒcksfernsehen" 19-IV-06; Marktl website.
Jens Pattke, 19 Apr 2006

Marktl is located 10 km west of the border with Austria and the city of Braunau au Inn.
Ivan Sache, 20 Apr 2006

I made a photograph of the flag on 15 June 2006. So I can provide a somewhat more accurate gif.
The arms is: "Unter Schildhaupt mit den bayerischen Rauten in Silber ein schwarzer Schiffshaken, der unten mit einem gekÃŒrzten goldenen Balken ÃŒberdeckt ist." [1]
My translation: "Under a chief with the Bavarian lozenges, Argent, a boat-hook Sable charged in base with a bar couped Or."
The flag colours were adopted 11 November 1983. [2]
[1] [sta68]
[2] files in the "Generaldirektion der staatlichen Archive Bayerns" (General administration of the Bavarian State Archives).
Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 4 Feb 2007