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Falkenstein Market Town (Germany)

Markt Falkenstein, Landkreis Cham, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Falkenstein(Oberpfalz) town banner w/ CoA]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 July 2022
[Falkenstein(Oberpfalz) town banner wo/ CoA]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 July 2022

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Falkenstein Market Town

Falkenstein Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted towards the top (see left image above) or without coat of arms (see right image above).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2022

Falkenstein Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a falcon statant Or with spread wings on top of a triplemount Sable.
Falkenstein developed beneath the namesake castle and was called a market town since the 15th century. The first seal known by a print from 1514 already displayed the current arms on a Spanish shield. So did all later seals. The arms are canting, displaying a falcon (German:Falke) on a mount (German: Berg). The first coloured painting, made by Philipp Apian around 1562 displayed falcon and mount as silver, probably referring to the Wittelsbach kin as ruler since 1514. The tinctures changed frequently during the 19th century and a sometimes a red cap or red jingles were added arbitrarily to the bird as equipment for falconry.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.50
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2022

Banner and arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2022

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