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City of Buchen (Odenwald) (Germany)

Stadt Buchen (Odenwald), Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Buchen (Odenwald) city flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jun 2013
approved 16 September 1976 See also:

City of Buchen (Odenwald)

Buchen (Odenwald) City Flag

Description of banner:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. (According to Stefan Schwoon there also exists a banner.)
Source: this webpage (Note: link to proper subpage is now obsolete)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jun 2013

Buchen (Odenwald) Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver shield stands a green beech tree upon a triple mount of the same colour. The tree is flanked by two green branches issuant. The red, bendy inescutcheon, displaying a silver (= white) wheel with six spokes, is fixed upon the stem.
Meaning:
The Barons of Dürn, the owners of the village, granted city rights in 1216(?), certainly before 1250. Between 1296 and 1309 the Archbishopric and Electorate of Mainz gained the total control over the city. This is symbolized by the inescutcheon. The city remained a dominion of the archbishops until 1802. The beech tree is a canting element. The pattern appeared first on seals after 1309, proofs exist from 1350 and 1386. The pattern was fixed in 1964.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.29

Banner and coat of arms were approved on 16 September 1976 by the county administration, published in GABl 312/1977. This happened a second time on 9 June 1989, published in GABl 1035/1990.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jun 2013


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