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City of Bad Mergentheim (Germany)

Stadt Bad Mergentheim, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: bad mergentheim | stuppach | markelsheim | teutonic order | cross | star(red) | rose(red) | st.mary | rainbow | holy infant | vair | triple mount |
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[Bad Mergentheim banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Mar 2011
approved on 17 April 1967 See also:
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  • Main-Tauber county
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  • Banner

    Description of banner:
    The ratio is approx 5:2. It is a vertical red - white bicolour. The coat of arms of the city is shifted to the top.
    Source: I spotted this flag in front of the Deutschherrenschloss in Bad Mergentheim on 18 February 2011.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Mar 2011

    Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    It is the coat of arms of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. The two fields at the top are superimposed by a red 6-point star, those at the bottom by a red blossom having five petals.
    Meaning:
    According to source Mergentheim had been the capital of the order from 1526 to 1809. Therfore the cross is the main elements. The stars and the blossoms, denoted as roses in [sta71] are said to be attributes of St.Mary, the patron saint of the order.
    Source: Stadler 1971, p.19 The banner was approved on 17 April 1967 by ministry of interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 350/1967.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Mar 2011

    Unknown Banner

    [Unknown Teutonic Order banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Mar 2011

    Description of banner:
    The ratio is approx 5:2. It is a vertical black - white bicolour and probably the current banner of the Teutonic Order.
    Source: I spotted this flag side by side with the city flag of Bad Mergentheim in front of the Deutschherrenschloss in Bad Mergentheim on 18 February 2011.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Mar 2011


    Borough of Stuppach

    Stuppach Banner

    [Stuppach banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2013

    Description of banner:
    It is a vertical light blue - white bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2013

    Stuppach 200-Years-Anniversary Banner

    [Stuppach anniversary banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2013

    Description of banner:
    It is nearly the same the same as the banner above. Above and beneath the shield white scrolls are added with black inscriptions: "200 Jahre" (above,1st line bigger), "Stuppacher Madonna" (above 2nd line) and ""1812-2012"" (beneath).
    Source: I spotted these banners in Stuppach at the main road on 12 December 2012.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2013

    Stuppach Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    Nearly two thirds of the blue shield are covered by a silver (= white) wall partially masoned black. In front of the wall is St.Mary with the Holy Infant. Mary wears a red robe and a blue coat. Jesus and Mary have fair hair. A rainbow around Mary's head is superimposing the chief.
    Meaning:
    It is an image of the Madonna of Stuppach. The Madonna was painted from 1516 until 1519 by Matthias Grünewald as central part of a tryptichon of the altar of "St.Mary of the Snows" in the St.Peter and Alexander Church in Aschaffenburg. The right part showed the "miracle of the snow", which should have happened in Rome in 352. The left part had disaapeared. The central part was transferred to Stuppach in 1812. After having been restored it came back there in 2012.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2013


    Borough of Markelsheim

    Markelsheim Banner

    [Markelsheim banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2013
    approved 1 June 1967

    Description of banner:
    It is a green - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the banner.
    Source: I spotted this flag near the local railway station on 20 May 2013
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2013

    Markelsheim Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    The shield is divided per fess. The upper half is divided per pale. Above right the silver (= white) field is divided by a black, centred cross, cotized black - red. Above left the field is divided per fess into silver (= white) over red. Above are two blue pieces of vair. The lower half shows a green triple mount at the base of a golden (= yellow) field. Above the mountain are black, impending initials "M" and "A", flanked by three tiny black Greek crosses as separators.
    Meaning:
    The upper half shows elements from the arms of Walther von Cronberg, Germanmaster of the Teutonic Order. The dexter side displays the cross of the Order while the sinister side displays elements taken from Cronberg's family arms. The lower half of the shield displays distinguishing marks, especially the first two letters of the municipality's name. Arms and banner of Igersheim and Markelsheim are nearly the same.
    Source: Loßnitzer und Gfrörer: "Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Mergentheim"; Magstadt 1966; p.90

    The coat of arms was granted in 1537 by Walther von Cronberg. The banner was approved on 1 June 1967 by minister of interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 351/1967.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2013


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