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Vorbach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Vorbach, Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vorbach municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2022
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Vorbach Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2022

Vorbach Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Argent abased parted by a fess embattled Azure, in chief a driving collar Gules; at sinister Gules a beaver rampant Argent.
The canting beaver is taken from the former municipal arms of Oberbibrach and is also alluding to the local Kelner kin. The family owned estates in Bibrach in the 14th century. The driving collar (German: Nabe) is taken from the family arms of the Haidenaab family, who ruled the Lordship of Vorbach as vassals of the Margraves of Leuchtenberg in the 16th century. The embattled fess is alluding to the Premonstratensian Speinshart Monastery. Its arms displayed an embattled tower, which had been also part of the municipal arms of Oberbibrach, as the monastery had been the manorial lord in the late Medieval. The embattled fess is also alluding to the above mentioned margraves, whose arms displayed a blue fess in a white shield.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz," Regensburg 1991, pp.110-111
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2022

The banner has never been approved officially. The arms were appoved on 7 June 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2022

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