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Binz Municipality and Spa (Germany)

Gemeinde Ostseebad Binz, Landkreis Vorpommern-Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Last modified: 2020-04-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ostseebad Binz municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2009
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    Binz Flag

    The flag has the same pattern like the coat of arms, but the details are simplified. In a yellow field is a demi-lion rampant double queued Sable, crowned and tongued Gules, armed Or; "sitting" in a red boat over two black wavy lines with only two waves each.
    Source: I spotted this flag on 18 December 2008 in Ostseebad Binz.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider,

    Binz Banner

    [Ostseebad Binz banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2009

    The banner is yellow with the simplified coat of arms of the municipality on the top end.
    Source: I spotted this banner on 18 December 2008 in Ostseebad Binz.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2009

    Binz Tourist Flag

    [Ostseebad Binz tourist flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Apr 2020

    It is a yellow tourist flag with black inscription "BINZ" and displaying the full arms in centre.
    Source: I spotted this flag on 18 December 2008 in a souvenir shop in Ostseebad Binz.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Apr 2020

    Binz Coat of Arms

    Shield Or, two abased bars wavy Sable; issuant from the upper one a boat Gules; issuant from boat a demi-lion rampant double queued Sable, crowned armed and tongued Gules.
    Meaning:
    The demi-lion is a differentiation of the Arms of the Princes of Rügen, to which the area historically belonged. Boat and waves are alluding to the fact that Binz had been one of the poshest seaside resorts of Germany. It gained the title of a spa in 1876. These arms can be seen on the tourist flag above.
    Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.384
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2020

    The arms were approved on 25 January 1928 by Province Governor (Oberpräsident) of Prussian Province of Pommern. The flag was approved on 2 January 1995 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Both were published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.79
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2020



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