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Kürnbach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Kürnbach, Landkreis Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-11-04 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: kuernbach | eagle(claw) |
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[Kürnbach municipal banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2018 See also:

Kürnbach Municipality

Kürnbach Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2018

Kürnbach Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, an eagle's claw Argent.
Meaning:
Kürnbach had been a fortified village in the late Medieval, it gained the rank of a market town in the 18th century. In 1266 it was a possession of the Lords of Liebenstein. Afterwards it belonged to the Counts of Katzenelnbogen, who became extinct in 1479. It became then a part of Württemberg and since 1810 of Baden, and of the Landgraves of Hesse. It remained a condominium of Baden and Hesse until 1904. The claw appeared first on local seals in the 18th century. The meaning of the claw remained unknown. Some say, it is canting alluding to a bird called "Küren". In 1925 Hupp however claimed that it was a goose foot, which is more likely.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.62
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2018

The current version of the arms was fixed in 1902. The banner was approved on 14 February 1968 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 400/1968.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2018


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