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Merzhausen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Merzhausen, Landkreis Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2019-12-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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Merzhausen Municipality

Merzhausen Banner

It is a green-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Nov 2019

Merzhausen Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a bear rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules, holding an inescutcheon parted per fess of Vert and Or by his forepaws.
The village had been a possession of Sankt Gallen Abbey since 786. The Lords of Snewlin Bernlapp of Bollschweil had been local rulers of the half village since the 16th century, later over the whole village, only interrupted by a rule of the Society of Jesus between 1635 and 1775. The bear is taken from the arms of the abbey, the inescutcheon displays the family arms of the Snewlin kin.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Nov 2019

Banner and arms were approved on 16 January 1964 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 104/1964.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Nov 2019

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