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Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald, Oberösterreich (Austria)

Last modified: 2004-01-29 by marcus schmöger
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[Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald] 
by Marcus Schmöger

Name of municipality: Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald
Status: Ortsgemeinde (municipality)
Land (state): Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)
Bezirk (district): Rohrbach
Description of arms (German): In Grün über einem schwarzen, von einer silbernen Leiste gesäumten Dreiberg ein silbernes, kelchförmiges Glas
Blazoning of arms (English):
Adoption date of arms: 12.9.1983
Description of flag: three stripes, green-white-black, with coat-of-arms
Adoption date of flag: 12.9.1983

Marcus Schmöger, 17 January 2004

Comments on the arms:

A 'Schwarzenberg' is a black mount, and a 'Böhmerwald' is a Bohemian wood, which can be symbolized by a Bohemian glas on a green field.
Ivan Sache, 17 January 2004

More precisely, Böhmerwald is the German name for the forested highlands separating Bavaria and Austria from Bohemia (I believe that the Czech name is Sumava). Glassmaking is practiced on all sides of the border; the appearance of a glass in the arms of Schwarzenberg would suggest that the municipality has a glassmaking industry. (For an example on the German side, see Regen county.
Stefan Schwoon, 19 January 2004

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