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Lörrach City (Germany)

Stadt Lörrach, Landkreis Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2019-11-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lörrach city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Nov 2019 See also:

Lörrach City

Lörrach Banner

It is a red-yellow-red vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue and this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Nov 2019

Lörrach Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, in chief a lark rising Or.
Lörrach had been a village of the Margraves of Baden-Durlach. It gained the privilege to hold an annual fair in 1403 by King Ruprecht. After the seat of the subcounty (Ober-Amt) of Rötteln -Sausenberg had been moved to Lörrach, it gained city rights in 1682. These rights and the coat of arms were confirmed in 1756 by Margrave Karl-Friedrich. The lark (German: Lerche) had been chosen erroneously as a canting symbol of the city by its citizens in 1682. The tinctures are those of Baden. The design of the lark had been changed often in the past. A view versions can be seen at Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Source: Stadler 1971, p.67
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Nov 2019

Banner and arms were approved on 11 November 1975 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 131/1976.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Nov 2019

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