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Schwaigen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schwaigen, Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern

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Schwaigen Municipality

Schwaigen Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2021

Schwaigen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a crozier Or in pale superimposing an axe Argent and a hayfork Argent in saltire.
Axe and fork are symbolising agriculture. The crozier is alluding to the Ettal Abbey, the widespread farms of Apfelbichel, Aschau, Braunau and Plaicken, in German called "Schwaighöfe" belonged to the court district of the abbey until 1803. According to a photo of M. Schmöger the blue shade of the sheet is darker than that one of the arms.
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of Bayerische Staatszeitung, 1968, p.80
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 22 January 1968 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2021

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