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Möriken-Wildegg commune (Aargau canton, Switzerland)

Last modified: 2011-01-08 by rob raeside
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Möriken-Wildegg - new flag

[Flag of Möriken-Wildegg] image by Pascal Gross, 27 December 2005

Or Moor's Head guardant proper above six hills Gules.
Željko Heimer
, 2 March 2001

The flag of Möriken-Wildegg is canting with the moor's head ("Mohr" in German) but the German blazoning uses the word "Negerkopf".
Pascal Gross, 1 March 2001


Möriken-Wildegg - old flag

[Flag of Möriken-Wildegg] image by Pascal Gross


Wildegg

Wildegg has a different flag. I live in Wildegg just under the castle and the flags (especially the Möriken flag) have been always controversial. I was searching for something today and happened to find your website so thought I'd mention that there is a separate Wildegg flag. I will try to find something to send to you but I can at least explain it to you. The flag has a white background and is adorned with red ornamental "grapes". Red and white were found in the shield of the von Effinger family that lived in the castle. There are vineyards so I assume that this is why the "grapes" were chosen. Sometimes you will see the emblem with the Mohr and the grapes jointly on a yellow background. So far, I have only seen this graphic depicted on the community website or on joint publications of the sister communities, Möriken-Wildegg. However, when there is a festival or parade of some sort, both flags adorn the streets.
Beth Biehle, 27 December 2005