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Dornburg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Dornburg, Landkreis Limburg-Weilburg, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Dornburg municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Aug 2006
approved 16 June 1972 See also:

Dornburg Municipality

The banner is quartered off-centred embowed of blue and yellow with the coat of arms on the common point of all quarters.
administration seat: Frickhofen
inhabitants 8,650
Limburg-Weilburg County
Gießen District , state Hesse
banner approved on 16 June 1972
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 30 Aug 2006 / 1 Sep 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield chapé embowed, above at dexter Or a lion rampant guardant sinister facing Gules armed and tongued Azure, above at sinister Azure a lion rampant Or armed and tongued Gules, beneath in centre Argent (with damascenes not being part of the blazon).
The two lions in the arms are the red lion of Katzenelnbogen and the golden lion of Nassau. Frickhofen had been a dominion of the Counts of Katzenelnbogen (1367-1408) afterwards of the Counts of Nassau. Former seals displayed an angel holding two shields, each with one of the lions.
The arms were approved on 11 October 1965 to former Frickhofen municipality, which had been incorporated on 1 February 1971 into Dornburg, and are based on the oldest known seal of the town, which dates from the 15th century, but the angel was abolished. The symbols of Frickhoven were overtaken by Dornburg in 1972.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.34
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2017

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