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Waldsassen City (Germany)

Stadt Waldsassen, Landkreis Tirschenreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Waldsassen city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2022
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Waldsassen City

Waldsassen Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2022

Waldsassen Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, trees Vert issuant from a base of the same, over all an abbot in half length portrait, dressed Argent with mitre of the same holding a crozier Or in pale by his sinister hand and an inescutcheon Or charged with a fleur-de-lis Azure by his dexter hand.
In 1693 Elector Max II Emmanuel of Bayern granted the rights of a market town and the arms. Meadow and trees are alluding to the name of the town, which means "settlers in a forest". The abbot is alluding to the namesake Cistercian Waldsassen Monastery. In 1812 the arms were reduced to a white fleur-de-lis on a blue shield. This pattern prevailed until 1854 on all local seals and arms. The old arms were restored in 1855. In 1928 Otto Hupp replaced the red background tincture by a white one.
Source: Stadler 1968 p.88
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2022

Banner and arms were granted on 24 January 1693 by Elector Max II Emmanuel of Bayern and confirmed on 22 March 1855 by King Maximilian II of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2022

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