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Bzenec (Czechia)

Hodonín okres, South Moravian region

Last modified: 2018-05-25 by kryštof huk
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[Bzenec flag] image by Jakub Grombíř, 25 Jan 2008
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Bzenec municipality flag

I saw flag of Bzenec, town, where I live, on Wikipedia. Flag was diagonally blue, red and white, with heraldic lily (it is from coat of arms of Kropáč family, which owned Bzenec at XVI. century). Bzenec lies in South Moravia, district of Hodonín. It has 4 500 inhabitants and is famous by production of wine (world-known Chateau Bzenec), cucumbers, vinaigre, marjoram and peaches. Almost thousand year old lime-tree at the park surrounding pseudo-tudor castle is a pride of town. I have to say I never saw this flag waved in town (maybe it is a proposal), but in August at Saint Mary pilgrimage was a flag simply blue and red (like the flag of Bukovina) at tower of castle. (Image also present at Bzenec municipal website, ed.)
Jakub Grombíř, 25 Jan 2008

Bzenec Coat of Arms

[Bzenec coat of arms] image from the Bzenec municipal website.

Description of the municipal coat of arms

It has developed gradually, that is  since the end of the 15th century. There appear components of the family Kropáč of Nevědomí, the noblemen of Žerotín.

Colours are not reliably recorded. On the blue escutcheon, there is a silver castle wall from square stones with an open gate in the middle. In the gate, there is an arm dressed in red, with a sword. On both sides of the gate there are battlements. Above the gate, the wall is higher and has battlements as well. Above the wall, there rise two silver square towers, each with two windows, with battlements and a red roof with golden poppyheads. Between the towers, above the battlements, there is a red plate on which there is a red two-tailed lion with a golden crown on its head rising above three silver hills. Above the lion, there are three silver lilies, opened like a fan.
Source: Bzenec municipal website.