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Luhe-Wildenau Market Town (Germany)

Markt Luhe-Wildenau, Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Luhe-Wildenau town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2022
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Luhe-Wildenau Market Town

Luhe-Wildenau Banner

It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2022

Luhe-Wildenau Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Or a demi-eagle Sable, armed and tongued Gules, couped per pale,; at sinister Argent an attire Gules in pale with three hunting horns Or with laces Vert, hanging on the tips of the attire.
The existence of the arms is proven by a seal from 1403. The rights of a market town had been confirmed shortly before, in 1392. Luhe had however already been a market town before 1280. The pattern also could be found on seals until the late 17th century and on the belfry of the local church as an architectural sculpture. The demi-eagle is a differentiation of the imperial eagle, as Luhe had been part of a royal estate since the beginning of the 10th century. The sinister half probably was alluding to the Luher Forst, a forest and hunting ground, where Luhe had rights of use since 1331. Nowadays it is representing the former Wildenau district (Bavarian: Hofmark) and the municipalities of Luhe, Oberwildenau and Neudorf near Luhe, which merged in 1978.
1) Stadler 1965 p.99
2) "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz," Regensburg 1991, pp.98-99
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 17 December 1980 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 June 2022

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