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City of Brunswick (Germany)

Stadt Braunschweig, Lower Saxony

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[City of Brunswick banner] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 20 Feb 2001
Coat-of-arms adopted 1438, last readopted 1963 Other Brunswick pages: See also:

City of Brunswick

Red-white with the arms. Sources: flag from Staack 1997, arms from Stadler 1964-1971.
Stefan Schwoon, 20 Feb 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: "The arms show the lion of the Welfen dynasty and especially symbolise Heinrich der Löwe (Henry the Lion) from the 12th century. The city was a stronghold of the Welfen (=(lion) cubs) dynasty. The oldest seal of the city, known from 1231 already shows a lion. A later seal places the lion in a church portal, but mostly the seals show only a lion. The colours are first mentioned in a manuscript from 1366, and are the colours of the Hanseatic League of cities of which Braunschweig was a member. The arms were officially granted in 1438 by King Albrecht II and have not really changed since. In 1963 the arms were reconfirmed.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 13 Dec 2001


Horizontal flag

[City of Brunswick flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 31 Mar 2007
adopted 25 Feb 1953

Brunswick [Braunschweig], city, countyfree city.
Inhabitants 240,171
CoA adopted: historical
Flags adopted: 25th February 1953
Source: Arnold Rabbow, "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003.
Jörg Majewski, 31 Mar 2007

According to Rabbow the official adoption date (by adoption of the Main Statute / Hauptsatzung) is indeed the 25 Feb 1953, but the flag has been used in a similar form since 1861.
Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 20 Oct 2007


Banner

[City of Brunswick vertical flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 31 Mar 2007
adopted 25 Feb 1953

CoA

[City of Brunswick CoA] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 31 Mar 2007
adopted 1438, last readopted 1963