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City of Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany)

Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-08-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mü;lheim plain flag]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jun 2011 See also:


Description

According to Stadler 1972 the flag is yellow-red.
Stefan Schwoon, 25 February 2001

Flag without Coat of Arms

Description of plain flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jun 2011

Flag with Coat of Arms

[Mü;lheim flag with CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jun 2011

Description of flag with coat of arms:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jun 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess and twice per pale. It is topped by a golden (=yellow) mural crown.
Above: The 1st quarter shows a red lattice of rhombs in a golden (=yellow) field, the 2nd quarter a silver (=white) 8-spokes wheel in a blue field, the 3rd quarter a red crowned rampant lion in a silver (=white) field.
Below: The 4th quarter is divided per fess showing a golden (=yellow) statant lion in a red field above and three black barrulets in a silver (=white) field below, the 5th quarter a golden (=yellow) shield in a red field and the 6th quarter a silver (=white) 8-spokes wheel in a blue field surrounded by four crosses patty of the same colour.
Meaning:
The row above shows the arms of the counts of Daun, Fallenstein and Limburg. The row below shows the arms of the lords of Oberstein, the counts of Broich and the lords of Reipoltskirchen. The complex quartered arms had been composed in 1648 by Count Wilhelm Wirich after he had become heir of his cousin, a lord of Hohenfels-Reipoltskirchen, who died in battle. The quarters are ordered that way Wilhelm Wirich used to enumerate his titles. The city of Mülheim adopted these arms in 1890 as municipal coat of arms. The golden shield in a red field in quarter no.5 is the origin of the basic colours of the city flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jun 2011

Sources:
According to 4(1) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Mülheim, version 21 June 2000 the plain flag should be the only valid city flag (see also: Stefan Schwoon's database). According to the update of 2 May 2008 4(1) of the new version explicitely says that it is permitted to use the city flag with coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Jun 2011

Editor's notes:
1) Read the explanation about Stadler 1964-1971 in introduction to German civic flags.


2) The fields of a CoA are called quarters, if their number is at least four.


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