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City of Freising (Germany)

Stadt Freising, Kreis Freising, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

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City of Freising

Freising City Banner

Description of banner:
It is a white - red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: photo provided by M. Schmöger
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2014

Freising Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is typical Bavarian shield. The chief is lozengy of white and blue. In the golden (= yellow) field is a black bear passant, armed and tongued red. On his back he carries a red bundle, which is fixed by silver (= white) ribbons crossed per saltire.
Meaning:
Seals are mentioned since 1340. The oldest existing print is from 1362, displaying the bear on a rock in the open gate of the dome. Above the dome there is an inescutcheon displaying the moor's head of the bishopric. Since the beginning of the 16th century the church was omitted, since 1696 also the inescutcheon. In 1806 a lozengy shield was added above the bear, which was replaced by a lozengy chief since 1811. The bear is referring to the legend of St. Korbinian, the patron saint of the bishopric of Freising. On a journey to Rome a bear slashed the saint's horse and was thus ordered by the saint to carry his luggage instead.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.53


Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2014


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