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Schwandorf City (Germany)

Stadt Schwandorf, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schwandorf city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2022
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Schwandorf Banner

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2022

Schwandorf Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Sable a lion rampant issuant Or, crowned, armed and tongued Gules; beneath lozengy of Argent and Azure, superimposed by a felt boot Sable.
The first seal with prints since 1325 displayed the differentiation of the lion of the Palatine Counts of Rhine above and a below a field with lozenges fretty, probably being red. The Bavarian lozenges are clearly recognisable first on a secret seal from the 15th century. The boot is either referring to the famous Bundschuh arms of Count Eckhart of Scheyern, which became popular during the German peasant´s war, or it is a symbol for a fee, which had to be paid to the local reeve. The boot was added in the 14th century. Johann Siebmacher (1605) first displayed it like a felt boot. The colours of the banner are those of the Palatinate.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.62
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2022

The arms are in use since the 14th century. The banner is used without approval.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Aug 2022

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