This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Oberschönegg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Oberschönegg, Landkreis Unterallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-19 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: oberschoenegg | cypher(marian) | cross(patty) | mallet |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[Oberschönegg municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Mar 2022
See also:

Oberschönegg Municipality

Oberschönegg Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Mar 2022

Oberschönegg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Gules, in chief a Marian cypher Argent, in base a fimbriated cross patty of the same; at sinister Argent three mallets Sable ordered 2:1.
The mallets are taken from the family arms of the Lords of Schönegg, whose ancestral seat had been in the village. The lords had been imperial commssionaires and had close relationships to the Bishopric of Augsburg. Two members of the family, Bishop Ulrich II (1331 - 1337) and Bishop Heinrich (1337 - 1348) had been its bishops. As the kin died out in 1355, the lordship was acquired by Bishop Marquard of Randeck (1348 - 1365) in 1355 and remained a dominion of the bishopric until 1802. The tinctures red and white are those of the bishopric. The Marian cypher is taken from the arms of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (CSsR), shortly Redemptorists and is reminding on one of its famous members Klemens Maria Hofbauer, who lived in Weinried between1805 and 1806. He had been in priest in Warsaw from 1787 and 1808 and tried to spread his congregation all over Switzerland and Southern Germany. The cross is an attribute of St. Ulrich of Augsburg, patron saint of the church of Dietershofen.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Manfred Putz: "Wappen im Landkreis Unterallgäu", Mindelheim 1991, pp.136-137
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 20 July 1984 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Mar 2022

back to Unterallgäu cities and municipalities click here