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Fritzlar City (Germany)

Stadt Fritzlar, Schwalm-Eder-Kreis, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-06-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Fritzlar city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Oct 2006
in use since 1999 See also:

Fritzlar City

Banner:
It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. The shield is topped by a black Gothic inscription "Fritzlar".
inhabitants: 14,428
Werra-Meißner County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner in use since 1999
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.35
Jörg Majewski, 22 Oct 2006


Banner 1963

[Fritzlar city banner 1963] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Oct 2006
approved 1963

Banner 1963:
It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead Beneath the shield is a black Gothic inscription "Fritzlar".
Jörg Majewski, 22 Oct 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, two 8-spokes wheels Gules in bend, connected by a crosslet patty Gules.
Meaning:
The arms are those of the city of Mainz in counterchanged colours. Fritzlar belonged to the Archbishopric of Mainz and the oldest seals from the early 12th century display the patron saint of Mainz, St. Martin. In 1227 the saint was replaced by a picture of the bishop himself, since 1265 flanked by two towers. The seals also contained cadency marks: a sun and a crescent. In 1309 these changed into a demi wheel and a crescent and became the only figures in the small seal from 1309. In the 14th century arms with the two wheels in pale ornamented a city gate. The current pattern with the wheels in bend became primordial in the 15th century.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.35
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2017


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