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Bückeburg City (Germany)

Stadt Bückeburg, Kreis Schaumburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-09-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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Bückeburg City

Bückeburg City Flag

It is a white over red over blue horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Bückeburg City, version 9 February 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2013

[Bückeburg CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2013

In a silver (= white) shield is a red city gate masoned black with silver (= white) windows. The gate has an ajar, silver (= white) portcullis and two towers, which are topped by black pennants displaying a white nettle leaf each. Between the towers is a red inescutcheon displaying a silver (= white) nettle leaf, superimposed by a red heraldic rose.
Meaning:
The arms are derived from a seal, made after 1609, when the city had gained city rights. Before 1609 the town used a seal with a single tower, in the open gate the arms of the Counts of Schaumburg, the nettle leaf. After 1609 the Schaumburg arms were placed between two towers. Seals from the 17th and 19th century displayed the nettle leaf, but superimposed by the shield of the Counts of Schwerin, a shield divided per fess into silver and red. The current arms were officially granted in 1907 and the Schaumburg arms were replaced by the arms of Schaumburg-Lippe, i.e. a nettle leaf with the rose of Lippe in the centre. White, red and blue had been the colours of Schaumburg-Lippe.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.29
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Nov 2013


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