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Altötting County (Germany)

Kreis Altötting, Oberbayern District, Bavaria

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[Altötting County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 19 Sep 2001
approved 2 February 1983
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Altötting County Banner

Yellow-blue-white stripes. The arms are the same as those of the pre-reform county. The chapel in the arms is an important pilgrimage church.
Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964, p.12
Stefan Schwoon, 19 Sep 2001

The coat of arms was approved on 17 March 1960 and reconfirmed on 23 August 1972. The arms show in the dexter part the chapel of St. Mary, which was built in the 8th century. The chapel is considered the National Shrine of Bavaria. The sinister part shows the arms of Bavaria, on the one hand as a symbol of the state, and on the other hand they are a reminder of the fact that in Gurghausen - a large castle (built in the 13th century) - was owned by the Dukes of Bavaria. Furthermore the monastery in Altötting was founded by the Bavarian Dukes.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.12
Santiago Dotor, 5 Nov 2003

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