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Municipality of Wadersloh (Germany)

Gemeinde Wadersloh, Kreis Warendorf, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: wadersloh | liesborn | croziers(3) | demi-rose | tower |
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[Wadersloh banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jun 2010
approved 10 February 1977 See also:


Description of banner:
It is a red - yellow -red horizontal vertical triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.536
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jun 2010

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. The 1st field shows three golden(=yellow) tops of croziers (German: Abtkrümmen) ordered horizontally. The 2nd field shows a red heraldic demi-rose, seeded golden(=yellow).
It is presumed, that "Abtkrümmen", more or less croziers without stick, had been insignia of an abbot. According to source they are reminding at the former monastery Liesborn, established by the Benedictinian order. The rose is symbolizing the barons of Lippe, who had been administrators of that monastery. The colours of the flag and the coat of arms are those of the archbishopric of Münster, and of nowadays Warendorf county as well.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.235
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jun 2010

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Münster on 10 February 1977.

Village of Liesborn

[Wadersloh-Liesborn flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2011

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow over red horizontal triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the central stripe.
Source: this online catalogue

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a golden (= yellow) church tower flanked by two men dressed in a white frock.
Unknown, Liesborn is seat of an abbey of the Benedictian Order. So maybe the two figures are Bendictians presenting the model of a church to be erected.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Jul 2011

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