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Ederheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Ederheim, Landkreis Donau-Ries, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-05-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ederheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 05 May 2021
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Ederheim Municipality

Ederheim Banner

It is a white vertical monocolour with three coats of arms around centre.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 05 May 2021

Coats of Arms

The arms from top to bottom are those of Ederheim, Hürnheim and Christgarten.
The arms of Ederheim display on a shield Argent a throughout cross patty Sable, superimposed by an attire Gules. The arms of Hürnheim display on a shield Argent an attire Gules. The arms of Christgarten display on a blue shield a rose Or in chief and a saltire Argent in base.
The attire displays the family arms of the Lords of Hürnheim. They were originated in the namesake village, ruled Ederheim since 1273 and died out 1585. The black cross is alluding to the Teutonic Order, which acquired Ederheim in 1750. The saltire in the arms of Christgarten is a differentiation of the family arms of the Counts of Oettingen. The local abbey was founded by the Counts Friedrich and Ludwig of Oettingen in 1383. The rose is a symbol of the abbey.
Source: Josef Walter König: Die Wappen der Kommunen im Landkreis Donau-Ries, Donauwörth 2001, pp.56-57 and informations provided by the municipality to Ralf Hartemink
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 05 May 2021

The arms of Ederheim were approved on 23 October 1959 by Minister of Interior of Bayern. The banner was never approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 05 May 2021

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