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City of Garching (Munich County, Bavaria, Germany)

Stadt Garching

Last modified: 2002-04-12 by santiago dotor
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[City of Garching (Munich County, Bavaria, Germany)] Jorge Candeias and Pascal Vagnat
Coat-of-arms adopted 1967

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From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted in 1967 and are newly devised; there are no older arms or seals of the town known. The upper part of the arms shows the symbol of St. Catherine, the patron saint of the town. At the same time the wheel is a symbol for the trade along the road and the old postal station in Garching. The pines are a symbol for the sparsely forested heath in which the town is situated. The lower part shows the modern research institutes in the town, especially the nuclear power plant, the first of the many buildings related to the institutes.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 12 April 2002

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