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Döhlau Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Döhlau, Landkreis Hof, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-08-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Döhlau municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2021
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Döhlau Banner

It is a red-white-black vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2021

Döhlau Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a triskelion Argent made of legs in armour surrounded by three fleur-de-lis of the same, chief Argent a fess embattled Sable.
Döhlau was established in 1978 by a merger of Döhlau proper, Kautendorf and Tauperlitz. The triskelion is taken from the family arms of the Lords of Rabenstein, who acquired their first possessions in Tauperlitz in 1398. Döhlau Castle had been their ancestral seat until 1643. They donated the castle church in 1445, where many family members from the 17th century are buried. The fleur-de-lis are taken from the family arms of the Lords of Pühel, who succeded the Rabenstein kin since 1652. The embattled fess is taken from the family arms of the Lords of Uttenhofen, who owned Tauperlitz Estate in the 14th century. The embattlements are also representing the ancient fortification walls in Taupelitz und Kautendorf.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden" , in "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken vol.48", Kulmbach 1990, p.188
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 8 September 1987 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2021

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