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Sonnefeld Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Sonnefeld, Landkreis Coburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sonnefeld municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2020
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Sonnefeld Municipality

Sonnefeld Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2020

Sonnefeld Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Azure a church Argent with roofs Gules, beneath Argent an eradicated oak Vert.
The municipality was founded by the merger of estates, belonging to a local monastery, in 1889. Hofstätten had been a market town since since 1693. Emperor Heinrich II and his consort Kunigunde founded a Cistercian monastery in 1262 in Ebersdorf, which was destroyed by a fire in 1286 and transferred to Hofstätten. The monastery was secularised in 1525 during the Protestant Reformation. Its estates were acquired by the Duchy of Sachsen-Coburg. The oak in the arms is taken from a seal of Hofstätten from the late 18th century. The church is a representation of the minster of Sonnefeld after its renovation in 1855/1856. The tinctures silver and blue are those of Bayern, green and silver those of Sachsen-Coburg.
Source: Walter Schneier: "Das Coburger Land", Coburg 1983, pp.159-167
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2020

The arms were approved on 13 August 1957 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The banner has never been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2020

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