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Wittstock upon Dosse City (Germany)

Stadt Wittstock/Dosse, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Brandenburg

Last modified: 2019-04-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[City of Wittstock an der Dosse flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2007 See also:


It is a red over blue (FIAV-code B-) over white tricolour with stripes of equal width with the centred coat of arms.
Source: I spotted this flag on 6 January 2007 in Uetersen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2007


[City of Wittstock an der Dosse banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2007

There exists also a banner with three stripes of equal width from left to right(visible) red-blue-white with the coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 3 September 2004 in a local shopping mall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2007

Coat of Arms

It is a white shield with a red city gate. The gate has an open golden(=yellow) door and a silver(=white) railing. It has a red tower on each side with a black window and three red pinnacles each, topped by golden(=yellow) cone roofs. The wall has six red pinnacles. On a golden(=yellow) basement between the two towers stands a bishop, dressed in a red robe with a red mitre upon his head. He spreads out his arms holding a crozier in the right one and an open book in the left one.
Probably the gate is referring to the city status, and the bishop might be Heinrich I of Havelberg, who granted city rights according to the Stendal pattern on 13 September 1248
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Mar 2007/1 Apr 2019

The arms were approved on 8 August 1995.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Apr 2019