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Solms City (Germany)

Stadt Solms, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-03-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Solms city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Sep 2006
in use since 1971 See also:

Solms City

Banner:
The banner is yellow with blue edges and the coat of arms shifted to the top within the yellow stripe.
administration seat: Burgsolms
district Gießen , state Hesse
flag in use since 1971
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Sep 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Or semy of billets Azure; a lion rampant Azure, armed and tongued Gules; upon his breast an inescutcheon Argent, charged with hammer and mallet Gules.
Meaning:
The lion is taken from the arms of the Counts of Solms. The inescutcheon is representing the former importance of mining in the area. Its colours are those of Lorsch Abbey, to which the village historically belonged.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2017


Burgsolms Borough

[Burgsolms borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Sep 2006
approved 30 September 1969

Banner:
The banner is quartered of blue and yellow, the quarters at the top and are smaller. The intersection point of the quarters is superimposed by the coat of arms.
Burgsolms, Borough of Solms
incorporated on 1 July 1971 (also see No. 102/316)
Lahn-Dill county
district Gießen, state Hesse
flag approved 30 September 1969
flag inofficial, used for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 10 Sep 2006


Burgsolms Coat of Arms

Shield Gules masoned sable, a bend Or charged with a lion passant Azure, armed and tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The arms display the lion of Solms and a brick wall. Around 1100 the Counts of Solms built a water castle surrounded by Solms creek (German: Solmsbach). After the extinction of the dynasty in the 15th century the castle became a ruin, the last relics however disappeared in 1950. The castle as a brick wall, which is rather unique in German heraldry, where most often a building is displayed. The brick wall is also representing the fortification of the village itself.
The coat of arms was approved in 1960 by Minister of Interior of Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.25
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2017


Oberndorf Borough

[Oberndorf borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Sep 2006
approved 8 May 1968

Oberndorf, Borough of Solms
incorporated at 1st July 1971
Lahn-Dill county
district Gießen, state Hesse
flag approved 8 May 1968
flag inofficial, used for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 9 Sep 2006


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