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Gröditz City (Germany)

Stadt Gröditz, Landkreis Meißen, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-11-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gröditz city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2022
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Gröditz Banner

It is a green-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2022

Gröditz Coat of Arms

Shield quartered, 1st quarter Gules a grain ear Or, 2nd quarter Or a hammer Sable in bend sinister and an anvil of the same, 3rd quarter Azure a fleur-de-lis Or, 4th quarter Argent a heraldic rose Gules seeded and barbed Argent.
The village was first mentioned in 1363. Since 1780 the Counts of Einsiedel established the hammermill of Lauchhamer. A smelter and a furnace were added between 1815 and 1827. In 1883 a pulp mill was established. The 1st and 2nd quarter of the arms are symbolising agriculture and steel works as important business lines. The fleur-de-lis is taken from the arms of the Lords of Köckritz, the rose from those of the Lords of Schleinitz. Both had been local manorial lords in the past.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.171-172
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2022

The banner in Saxonian colours was approved in 1993. The arms were confirmed by the city council in 1982.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2022

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