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Kipfenberg Market Town (Germany)

Markt Kipfenberg, Landkreis Eichstätt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-10-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kipfenberg town banner black edgw]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2021
[Kipfenberg town banner yellow edge]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2021

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Kipfenberg Market Town

Kipfenberg Banner

The banner is lozengy of white and blue with arms shifted towards the top. The arms have either a black edge (see left image above) or a yellow edge (see right image above).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2021

Kipfenberg Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a shaft's joint Or.
A shaft is used in carriages to connect them with the horses, which pull it. In Bavarian the thorn in centre is called "Kipf". The canting shaft is taken from the family arms of the Kropf kin, being local commissionaires of the Counts of Hirschberg, who had been reeves of the Bishopric of Eichstätt. Kipfenberg was first mentioned as a market town in 1301 beneath the castle of the Kropf kin. The shaft first appeared on town seals with prints since 1415. The pattern remained basically the same. Only the so called "hops seals" (German: Hopfensiegel) from 1852 and 1862 displayed the shaft in a shield parted per fess under the local castle, all surrounded by a Baroque frame. An image from 1811 displays the background as blue.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.84
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2021

The banner has never been approved officially. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2021

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