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City of Eichstätt (Germany)

Stadt Eichstätt, Kreis Eichstätt, Mittelfranken District, Bavaria

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[Eichstätt city flag] 2:3 image by M. Schmöger, 16 Oct 2009 See also:

Eichstätt City

Still I miss on FOTW the flag of the city of Eichstätt in Bavaria (you have only the county).
Please see the two forms in the attachment (  http://www.eichstaett.info/shop/hissflagge_stadtwappen_eichsta-563/  )
Information about the arms from (  http://www.eichstaett.de/  ):
Gules a citygate argent flanked by two turrets, issuing from base vert, surmounting an oaktree vert with acorns or.
A seal of the city was already mentioned in 1256 as "Eihstat". The oldest retained seal is found on a charter dated 1304, which shows the depicted arms.
The settlements of Eichstätt was mentioned for the first time in 740 in connection with the foundation of a bishopric. In 908 Bishop Erchanbald acquired the right from King Louis the Child of markets, mint and customs, as well as the privilege to build a burgh. It was named a city (Statt, civitas) on coins of Bishop Heribert (1022-1042), later on a charter of King Henry IV in 1080. The walls on the arms represent that elevation to city. The name "Eichstätt" was understood as "Eichenstätte" (place of oaks), which was the reason why an oak was placed on the arms, making it canting.
Dr. Stefan Killermann, 23 Aug 2008

This is the horizontal version shown at [1], ratio is 2:3
Sources: [1]  http://www.eichstaett.info/shop/hissflagge_stadtwappen_eichsta-563/
[2] http://kommunalflaggen.de/cgi-bin/db.pl?eintrag:09176123:
[3] [sta65]
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Oct 2009


Banner

[Eichstätt city banner] 1:3 image by Marcus Schmöger, 16 Oct 2009

This is the vertical version shown at [1], ratio is 3,15:1
Sources: [1]  http://www.eichstaett.info/shop/hissflagge_stadtwappen_eichsta-563/
[2] http://kommunalflaggen.de/cgi-bin/db.pl?eintrag:09176123:
[3] [sta65]
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Oct 2009


Banner according to Photo

[Eichstätt city banner after photo] 1:3 image by Marcus Schmöger, 16 Oct 2009

This is a vertical version after a photo by Gunnar Staack [2], showing the reversed colour order (white-red)
Sources: [1]  http://www.eichstaett.info/shop/hissflagge_stadtwappen_eichsta-563/
[2] http://kommunalflaggen.de/cgi-bin/db.pl?eintrag:09176123:
[3] [sta65]
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Oct 2009


CoA

[Eichstätt city CoA] image by Jarig Bakker, 24 Aug 2008

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