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Grebenau City (Germany)

Stadt Grebenau, Vogelsbergkreis, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Grebenau city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2006
in use since 1956 See also:

Grebenau City

Banner:
It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The greater coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 2,745
Gießen District , state Hesse
banner in use since 1956
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a warrior Argent with sword dressed blue and holding a lance Gules. The shield is crested by a helmet Argent, scarved Or and Azure and topped by the warrior from the shield, issuant from helmet.
Meaning:
The arms were probably designed in the early 17th century, as city rights were granted in 1605. The warrior already appeared in the oldest known seal, dating from 1624. The man is a canting figure, a "Greben" (medieval militiaman or village mayor), in a 17th century uniform. All later seals and images show the same composition, although the shape, direction and colours of the warrior have changed regularly during the centuries. The above colours are the historical colours used since the 17th century. The current arms display the warrior the way Otto Hupp did it.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.4
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2017


Udenhausen Borough

[Udenhausen flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Oct 2006
approved 12 August 1967

Banner:
It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
incorporated on 31 December 1971 (also see No. 123/378)
Gießen District , state Hesse
banner 12 August 1967
banner inofficial, used for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 1 Oct 2006


Udenhausen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend, above Gules a Maltese cross Argent, beneath Azure a rye ear Or. The line of partition is superimposed by a sword Or.
Meaning:
The cross is alluding to the Order of St. John. The ear is symbolising agriculture.
The arms were approved on 2 August 1967.
Source:
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2017


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