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City of Hornberg (Germany)

Stadt Hornberg, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg

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City of Hornberg

Hornberg City Banner

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It is a green - white vertical bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.55

Hornberg is well known by the proverb: "It ends up like the Hornberg shooting", which describes a complete disaster. The historical background: Once upon a time the citizens of Hornberg wanted to honour their sovereign by firing their local cannonry. Several times the sovereign was announced and the guns were fired, but it always had been somebody else. When in the end the sovereign arrived the citizens had run out of gunpowder and were not able to greet the sovereign properly.


Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Sep 2013


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