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Municipality of Obertaufkirchen (Germany)

Gemeinde Obertaufkirchen, Kreis Mühldorf, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Obertaufkirchen municipal banner] ~17:4 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2014
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Municipality of Obertaufkirchen

Obertaufkirchen Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red - white -blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: photo provided by M. Schmöger
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2014

The flag, as officially granted, should be red-white-blue. However, as the cot of arms is symmetrical, it is not really possible to know which is the colour order actually used.
M. Schmöger, 4 Apr 2014

Obertaufkirchen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a red baptismal font. The shield has a chief of two rows of silver and blue vair nebuly.
Meaning:
The font is a canting element. The name of the municipality probably reminds on the erection of a baptistery - in the meaning of a church for christening ceremonies - around 700. The fess wavy is symbolizing the Ornaubach creek and is representing the former municipality of Oberornau, which had been incorporated in 1972. The chief's pattern is taken from the arms of the Augustine Provostry of Au am Inn, which had estates, rights and privileges in the area during the Middle Ages.
Source: Wanka 1989 , pp. 80 f.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2014


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