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3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 31 Mar 2001
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
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 International
Civic Arms 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 symbolises the Elbe river and the North Sea. The city is an important
harbour and is dependent on fisheries and shipping."
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
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
Kai A. Hamm, 23 Jun 2000
3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jan 2009
City of Cuxhaven (Cuxhaven county, Lower Saxony)
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 CoA 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
Source: [neu39a], p.95
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jan 2009
A photo of the flag of Cuxhaven, taken on 16 June 2008, is available on
On the flag, the coat of arms is surmonted by a yellow mural crown.
Moreover, the beacon and the thin border around the shield seem to be blue
and not black.
Ivan Sache, 29 Nov 2009
There seem to be different versions of the flag, at least from the usual
flag sellers on WWW:
The blue line around the shield is probably a rather rarely encountered
version, I guess.
Marcus Schmöger, 1 Dec 2009