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by Marcus Schmöger
|Name of municipality:||Schwarzenberg am Böhmerwald|
|Land (state):||Oberösterreich (Upper Austria)|
|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
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