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Waldeck City (Germany)

Stadt Waldeck, Landkreis Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kassel District, Hesse

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[Waldeck city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 5 Nov 2006
approved 13 May 1976 See also:

Waldeck City

Banner:
The banner is off-centred quartered of yellow and black. The coat of arms is on the common point of all quarters.
administration seat: Sachsenhausen
inhabitants: 6758
Waldeck-Frankenberg County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved on 13 May 1976
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 5 Nov 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a facetted 6-point star Sable, charged with a fleur-de-lis Argent.
Meaning:
Around the castle of the Counts of Schwalenberg-Waldeck a market town developed in the 12th century, first mentioned as a city in 1232. The existence of a city seal is proven by prints since 1254. The seal displayed the arms of the Counts of Waldeck, a 8-pointed star in a shield fretty. A second seal from 1266 displayed the same pattern. Since 1327 the number of points of the star had been reduced to six as a distinguishing mark to the arms of the Counts of Waldeck. The same pattern asserted itself in the 19th century, as the arms of Waldeck County had the same pattern with an 8-point star. The fleur-de-lis is representing the former city of Sachsenhausen, which had been incorporated into Waldeck city on 1 October 1971.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.89
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2017


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