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Cuxhaven City (Germany)

Stadt Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven County, Lower Saxony

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[City of Cuxhaven City Flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Feb 2016 See also:

Cuxhaven Flag

The flag of Cuxhaven is white-red with the arms.
Sources: Stadler 1970 and Keyser 1939-1974.
Also the image at this flagseller's website - the writing Cuxhaven and the extra border around the arms are probably just artistic license. Cuxhaven belonged to Hamburg


Stefan Schwoon, 31 Mar 2001

The current flag is a revival of the 1932 version, white over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms, the arms topped by a yellow mural crown.
Source: §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Cuxhaven, version 10 December 2015 and this flag online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2016

Until 1937 (an outpost at the mouth of the Elbe similarly to Bremerhaven in Bremen). The white-red of the flag are the colours of Hamburg.
From Ralf Hartemink's website: "The arms have been in use since 1913 and show the important local beacon. The beacon was built in 1718. The base of the shield symbolizes the Elbe river and the North Sea. The city is an important harbour and is dependent on fisheries and shipping.""
Source: Stadler 1970, p.32
Stefan Schwoon, 31 Mar 2001

Cuxhaven was never part of Bremen. It was part of the Free City of Hamburg till 1937 and became then part of the Prussian province of Hanover and therefore 1946 part of the federal state of Lower Saxony.
Kai A. Hamm, 23 Jun 2000

Flag reported 1932

[Cuxhaven 1932 flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jan 2009

Flag reported 1932: It is a white over red horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre, topped by a mural crown in natural colour, i.e. brownish, with three towers. The upper edge of the shield is embowed.
The current Coat of Arms has, as far as I know a golden mural crown and the upper edge of shield isn't embowed. But the image on the city's website is tiny.
Source: [neu39a], p.95
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jan 2009

Flag reported 1970

[City of Cuxhaven City Flag w(o mural crown] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 31 Mar 2001

Flag reported 1970:
It is a white over red horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre without any mural crown.
Source: neu39a, p.95
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jan 2009

Other City Flags

There seem to be different versions of the flag, at least from the usual flag sellers on WWW:
here
The blue line around the shield is probably a rather rarely encountered version, I guess.
M. Schmöger, 1 Dec 2009


Altenbruch municipality (- 1972)

Altenbruch Flag

[Cuxhaven-Altenbruch Municipal Flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Feb 2016

The flag is a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online newspaper
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2016

Altenbruch Coat of Arms

Shield Or a mount issuant Vert topped by three fir trees of the same and superimposed by an urn Argent.
Meaning:
Green and white are the colours of the county.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2016


Altenwalde municipality (- 1972)

Altenwalde Flag

[Cuxhaven-Altenwalde Municipal Flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Feb 2016

The flag is a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this flag online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2016

Altenwalde Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base Vert charged with two barrulets Argent, the western façade of the local church Gules with port Sable and spires Azure.
Meaning:
Green and white are the colours of the county.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2016


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