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Municipality of Meckenbeuren (Germany)

Gemeinde Meckenbeuren, Bodenseekreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Municipality of Meckenbeuren

Meckenbeuren Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the top.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Oct 2013

Meckenbeuren Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale into silver (= white) and red. The dexter side displays a red gonfanon. The sinister side displays a silver (= white), rampant greyhound.
Meaning:
The gonfanon is taken from the arms of the Counts of Montfort, which owned large real estates in the municipal area, especially from 1530 until 1780 they had been local rulers in the core of Meckenbeuren proper. The greyhound is taken from the arms of the Humpiß family, they had been patricians in Ravensburg. They were owners of the Lordship of Brochenzell from 1447 until the 18th century.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg

The coat of arms was approved on 26 September 1938 by Reichsstatthalter of Württemberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Oct 2013


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