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Stadthagen City (Germany)

Stadt Stadthagen, Kreis Schaumburg, Lower Saxony

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

Stadthagen City Flag

It is a white over red over blue horizontal tricolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Stadthagen City, version 12 December 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2013

Stadthagen Coat of Arms

In a silver (= white) shield is a red castle, masoned black. The castle has an embattled main tower, flanked by two smaller towers. All towers are topped by golden (= yellow) balls. The closed gate is light brown and the windows are black. The gate is superimposed by a red inescutcheon displaying a silver (= white) nettle leaf.
Meaning:
Stadthagen was founded by Count Adolf III of Schaumburg in the 13th century. The oldest known seal from the late 13th century - prints exist from 1307 - already shows the same pattern as the above arms, a city view and in the gate an inescutcheon with the arms of the Counts of Schaumburg. All later seals and images show basically the same pattern, but the size and shape of the buildings has changed considerably during the centuries. The tinctures were fixed by the local government in 1907.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.74
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2013


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