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State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Altötting

Wappen von Marktl/Arms (crest) of Marktl
Official blazon
German Unter Schildhaupt mit den bayerischen Rauten in Silber ein schwarzer Schiffshaken, der unten mit einem gekürzten goldenen Balken überdeckt ist.
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On May 26, 1477 Duke Ludwig the Rich of Bayern granted the town the use of the 'symbol'. The document showed a combination of hook and small bar. The hook is a ship's hook, and symbolises the importance of shipping on the Inn river for the town. The symbol was supposed to be used as a symbol on tax and other markings in the city. Already in the middle of the 16th century the symbol was placed in a shield under a chief with the arms of Bayern. Ever since the composition remained the same, but the colour of the field has changed often during the centuries.

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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