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Gebenbach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Gebenbach, Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-05-07 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: gebenbach | cross(patty) | bendlet(white) | fess(wavy) |
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[Gebenbach municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022
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Gebenbach Banner

It is a blue-white-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022

Gebenbach Coat of Arms

Shield Gules parted by a cross patty Argent, superimposed by a bendlet Argent, chief Or charged with a fess wavy Azure.
Bishop Otto I of Bamberg donated the village in 1138 to the Benedictine Prüfening Monastery, which he himself had founded. The cross patty is representing the monastery, the bendlet the bishopric. The connection between monastery and village ended in 1803 due to the secularisation of the monastery. The blue fess wavy is canting for the suffix "bach" (= creek). The golden tincture is referring to Hahnbach Market Town, as Gebenbach belonged to the monastery´s bailiwick of Hahnbach.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.32-33
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 13 November 1967 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022

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