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Eberbach City (Germany)

Stadt Eberbach, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-12-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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City of Eberbach

Eberbach City Banner

t is a blue - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner in August 2004 at the city limits.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2013

Eberbach Coat of Arms

In a silver shield is a black, passant boar. Beneath the boar is a blue fess wavy.
Eberbach was founded in 1227 by German King Heinrich VII and gained the title of an Imperial City already in 1228. After having been pawned several times, it became a possession of the Palatine Counts and Electors of Rhine from 1330-1803, since 1806 to Baden. The oldest known seal dates from 1305 and shows the canting boar (German: Eber) above a river, which had been realised in former versions as a blue, wavy base, which had been later on replaced by a fess wavy, symbolizing a creek and thus making the arms canting, a boar (Eber) above a creek (Bach). In later seals the composition was placed in a shield and has not changed since. The present arms were granted in 1898 and confirmed in 1976 after the addition of several municipalities. According to Stadler the colours are those of the Wittelsbach kin, the later rulers of the Palatinate.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.34 and H.John: "Wappenbuch Rhein-Neckar Kreis", 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2013

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