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Waldkirch City (Germany)

Stadt Waldkirch, Landkreis Emmendingen, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2019-01-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Waldkirch City

Waldkirch Municipal Banner

It is a blue - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 June 2013

Waldkirch Municipal Coat of Arms

On top of a doubled, black triplemount stands a silver (= white) church with red roofs and a golden (= yellow) cross on top of its tower. Silver (= white) branches of linden (dexter) and oak (sinister) come out of the mountain.
Waldkirch gained city rights in 1300 from the Lords of Schwarzenberg. The first seal of the town, dating from around 1300 shows in the upper part a canting picture; a church between linden leaves and oak leaves (Waldkirch = wood church). The lower part showed the six black hills of the arms of the Lords of Schwarzenberg. These arms were used until 1634, when the arms were changed into the arms below, which were officially approved in 1968. These arms had a green base, superimposed by three silver (= white) trees and a church with two towers, flanked by two more trees. After the merger with other municipalities the current pattern was adopted, based upon the oldest seal, with colours derived from the oldest known coloured image, dating from 1588.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.108

Banner and coat of arms were approved on 5 May 1976 by the county administration, published in GABl 313/1977. Old banner and coat of arms were approved on 5 August 1968 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 135/1969.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 June 2013

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