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Kaufering Market Town (Germany)

Markt Kaufering, Landkreis Landsberg am Lech, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kaufering town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2020
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Kaufering Market Town

Kaufering Banner

It is a red-white-green vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2020

Kaufering Coat of Arms

On a triplemount issuant Vert a lion rampant Gules, armed and tongued Or.
The triplemount is symbolising the location of the town on the high banks of the Lech River and the Burgberg, a local mountain. The lion is considered to be the apocryphal heraldic animal of the Welfen kin and is reminding on the close relationships between kin and village in the 12th century. As Dukes of Bayern between 1070 and 1180 the kin owned rich estates in the Lechrain region (the right bank of the river between Augsburg and Lechbruck). Kaufering had been one of their castles and was manned by commissionaires of the family. The lion is known from a local seal of Duke Welf VI from 1152. The tinctures are those of the Bishopric of Augsburg and probably also of the Welfen kin. In September 2008 on occasion of the 975-years-anniversary the municipality gained the rights of a market town.
Source: "Heimatbuch für den Landkreis Landsberg am Lech", 2nd edition, Landsberg am Lech 1982, pp.353, 520ff., 528-529
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2020

The arms were approved on 10 June 1952 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2020

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