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Berchtesgadener Land County (Oberbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land

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[Berchtesgadener Land County (Oberbayern District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 29th May 1973, flag adopted 12th December 1973

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Blue-white-blue stripes, adopted 12.12.1973. The county is situated in the south-eastern tip of Bavaria, close to Salzburg. The northern part of the county belonged to the prince-bishopric of Salzburg historically; hence, the lion in the arms is the same as the one in the Austrian state of Salzburg. The seat of the county is Bad Reichenhall. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.

Stefan Schwoon, 19 September 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on May 29, 1973.

The arms combine the keys from the arms of the former district of Berchtesgaden, with the lion of Salzburg. The former district Laufen was ruled for a long time by the bishops of Salzburg. The base shows the arms of Bavaria, as the area around Bad Reichenhall belongs to the oldest parts of Bavaria.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 5 November 2003