Last modified: 2014-04-12 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: aying | pale(silver) | palm(branch) | crowns(2) |
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Description of banner:
It is a blue - white - blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. The blue has a celestial shade.
Source: photo provided by M. Schmöger
Description of coat of arms:
The celestial blue shield is divided by a silver (= white) pale, which is flanked by a golden (= yellow) branch of palm tree (dexter) and two crowns of the same colour ordered paly (sinister).
The pale is symbolizing the ancient, Roman highway from Augsburg to Salzburg passing the municipality. The branch is alluding to St. Emmeram, patron saint of the local church of pilgrimage, who is said having been tormented in nearby Kleinhelfendorf in 652. The crown are alluding to a court of the Franconian kings of Germany in Kleinhelfendorf, which was donated by Emperor Otto I to the monastery of St. Emmeram in 940. The colours point out that the region was a possession of the Dukes of Bavaria since the 8th century. Aying developed as merger of Helfendorf and Peiß in 1978. Aying overtook the arms oft he former municipality of Helfendorf in 1979.
Wilhelm Volkert: "Wappen im Landkreis München", in: "Der Landkreis München", München 1975, pp. 109, 111
Flag and coat of arms were approved on 22 May 1979 by district government of Oberbayern. The approval includes also a plain banner.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2014
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