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Municipality of Ismaning (Germany)

Gemeinde Ismaning, Kreis München, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ismaning municipal banner] image by M. Schmöger, 23 Jun 2003
approved 8 August 1977 See also:

Municipality of Ismaning

Ismaning Banner

Description of banner:
It is a black - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. This flag is interesting enough, as it is one of the rare municipal flags with the colour combination black and white, and the coat of arms shows a moor's head with dark brown colour, so we have black and dark brown in this flag. The moor's head is black in the official blazoning, but is shown brown on the flag.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
M. Schmöger, 23 Jun 2003 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2014

Ismaning Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Per fess of Argent, a moor's head proper crowned Gules, and Sable, three lozenges Argent. The shield is divided per fess into silver (= white) and black. Above is a moor's head in natural colour, crowned red. Below are three silver (= white) lozenges ordered per fess.
The crowned moor's head is the heraldic symbol of the Bishopric of Freising, as in many arms in our area. Ismaning was capital of the County of Ismaning until 1803. The county was located on the right bank of river Isar. King Ludwig the Bavarian granted the county to the bishops of Freising in 1319 as a territory under direct imperial rule (Reichsunmittelbarkeit). The lozenges below do not have any connection to the Bavarian lozenges, but are from the coat of arms of the Ecker kin. They allude to Bishop Johann Franz Ecker von Kapfing, who rebuilt to an Episcopalian summer residence in 1723. the castle of Ismaning.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.81

The banner was approved on 8 August 1977. The coat of arms was approved on 22 March 1929.
M. Schmöger, 23 Jun 2003 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2014

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