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Wallenfels City (Germany)

Stadt Wallenfels, Landkreis Kronach, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-04-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wallenfels city banner w/ CoA]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2021
[Wallenfels city banner wo/ CoA]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2021

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Wallenfels City

Wallenfels Banner

It is a white-green-white vertical triband with arms shifted to the top (see left image above) or without arms (see right image above).
Sources: this online catalogue and this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2021

Wallenfels Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Or, a lion rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules, superimposed by a bendlet Argent; at sinister Argent, issuant from base a triplemount of the same on its peaks three poplars Vert.
The sinister half is canting, as the market town was named Waldenfels (= wooded rock) until the 18th century.The dexter side displays the arms of the Bishopric of Bamberg to which the city historically belonged. Seals from the 17th century displayed the lion at sinister and the triplemount at dexter. In 1818 the city was downgraded to a rural municipality and lost the right, to use proper seals. Wallenfeld gained the title of a city in 1954 and adopted the 1541 version of the arms.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.88
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2021

The arms were granted on 24 March 1541 by Emperor Karl V. The banner is traditional and has the nickname "the Swedes' flag".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2021

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