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Ammerthal Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Ammerthal, Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-05-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ammerthal municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Apr 2022
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Ammerthal Municipality

Ammerthal Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Apr 2022

Ammerthal Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Gules on top of a mount issuant Argent a swan combattant of the same, barry of four of Gules and Argent.
The swan is taken from the arms of a certain Duke Otto of Ammerthal, also known as Otto of Ambergdol, whose historical existance couldn´t be proven. The swan can also be found on the arms of the minster of Kastl. Despite of the disputable sources the municipality identified itself with that hearaldic animal. The lower half is taken from the personal arms of Hermann Ammerthaler, last owner of the Oberammerthal district (Bavarian:Hofmark ), who died in 1373.
1) information given to HDBG by the municipality on 21 December 2004
3) Stefan Helml: "1000 Jahre Ammerthal. Geschichte und Geschichten", Amberg 1986
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Apr 2022

Banner and arms were adopted by the local council and confirmed by the county of Amberg-Sulzbach on 19 January 1973.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Apr 2022

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