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Pförring Market Town (Germany)

Markt Pförring, Landkreis Eichstätt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-10-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pförring town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Oct 2021
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Pförring Market Town

Pförring Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Oct 2021

Pförring Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, two round towers Argent with roofs Gules on a base Vert, between the towers an inecutcheon lozengy of Argent and Azure, topped by a roof Gules.
Pförring gained the rights of a market town in 1318, granted by King Ludwig the Bavarian. In 1361 Duke Stephan II of Bayern granted the right to built a bridge, in order to charge customs duty. The town was fortified due to an order of the Bavarian Dukes Ernst and Wilhelm. The arms are based on a print of the first town seal from 1374. The building is a representation of the local fortification at the bridge crossing the Donau River (English: Danube). The inescutcheon is symbolising the rule of the Dukes of Bayern. The pattern remained basically the same. In the 19th century the inescutcheon was displayed as impending.
Sources:Stadler 1968, p.42 and Karl Zecherle: "Gemeindewappen im Kreis Eichstätt", Eichstätt 1985, pp.52-53
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Oct 2021

The banner has never been approved officially. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Oct 2021

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