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Municipality of Hinterzarten (Germany)

Gemeinde Hinterzarten, Kreis Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hinterzarten municipal flag (Germany)] image by Jens Pattke, 7 Jan 2002
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  • Municipality of Hinterzarten

    Hinterzarten Municipal Flag

    Description of banner:
    It is a white - green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2013

    Hinterzarten Municipal Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    In a silver (= white) shield is a green pine tree on top of a green triple mount. The mountain is a superimposed by a black inescutcheon displaying five silver (= white) balls ordered in quincunx. The inescutcheon has a red bordure.
    Meaning:
    The pine tree on a mountain is symbolizing the forests and the Schwarzwald mountains. The inescutcheon shows the arms of the Lords (later Counts) of Sickingen-Hohenburg, former rulers from the 16th century until 1808.
    Source: Ralf Hartemink webpage, based upon primary source: John and Heine, 1989
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2013

    German ski champion Sven Hannawald plays in the sports club SC Hinterzarten. He also lives in Hinterzarten, a village situated in the region of Baden, part of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
    Jens Pattke, 7 Jan 2002

    The banner was approved on 15 December 1994 by the county administration, published in GABl 82/1995. The coat of arms was approved in 1909. According to the approval the flag should be green - white instead of white - green. Jens Pattke spotted however a flag having the pattern displayed above. The photo can be seen here, displayed in Stefan Schwoon's database.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2013


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