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Wetter (Hessen) City (Germany)

Stadt Wetter (Hessen), Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wetter (Hessen) city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Sep 2006
in use since 6 July 1926 See also:

Wetter (Hessen) City

Banner:
It is a blue-red-yellow vertical tricolour. The skewed coat of arms is in a white bannerhead.
inhabitants 9,355
Gießen District , state Hesse
banner in use since 6 July 1926
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 15 Sep 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Or, issuant from base a triplemount Vert, issuant from central peak a stem Vert forked thrice blossomed by three fleur-de-lis Argent. The stem is flanked by two inescutcheons leaning against the stem. The dexter one Azure charged with a sinister facing lion rampant barry six of Argent and Gules. The sinister one Gules charged with a 6-spokes wheel Argent.
Meaning:
Wetter gained city rights in 1223 and had been a condominium of the Counts of Hesse and the Archbishops of Mainz. Thus the oldest seals from the 1280 and 1387 display the count and the archbishop in a large gothic building. The smaller seals however displayed the Count of Naumburg as a sub-reeve of the archbishops the wheel of mainz, later on only the arms of the two, the lion of Hesse and the wheel of Mainz. The fleur-de-lis were added on a secret seal in the 15th century. Their meaning is not known, it may be the symbol of St. Mary. Siebmacher's armourial (1605) displays the fleur-de-lis with the shield of Hesse only.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.93
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2017


Amönau Borough

[Amönau borough flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Sep 2006
approved 23 September 1971

Banner:
The banner is off centred quartered of white and red. The coat of arms is upon the common point of all quarters.
incorporated on 31 December 1971 into Wetter (Hessen)
Gießen District , state Hesse
banner approved on 23 September 1971
banner 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, 15 Sep 2006


Amönau Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a church tower Argent roofed Azure, flanked by a facetted 6-point star Argent at dexter and a waxing crescent Argent at sinister, base Or charged with a barrulet wavy Azure.
Meaning:
The barrulet wavy probably is symbolising the confluence of Asphe and Treisbach. The tower is either that one of the local church (acc. to blazon) ot that one of the the teahouse of the local castle, which is well known as Rapunzel's tower with Rapunzel being an imprisoned lady with very long hair in a fairy tale published by Brothers Grimm.
The arms were approved on 23 September 1971.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2017


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