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City of Lennestadt (Germany)

Stadt Lennestadt, Kreis Olpe, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lennestadt banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jun 2010
approved 8 March 1974 See also:


The city was established on 1 July 1969. Seven municipalities, having altogether 48 villages and/or hamlets had been united by the district government. The city has most inhabitants of all municipalities in Olpe county, nearly 29,000.
The biggest borough of the new town is Altenhundem, in which the town hall is located. Elspe, today famous among children for celebrating each summer the Karl May Festival, probably had a church and a settlement core since 9th century. The lords of Gevore had a castle in Grevenbrück. Later the moved to Bilstein. But Bilstein was conquered by Dietrcih of Moers, Archbishop of Köln in 1445. Since then the Bilstein area was part of the Duchy of Westfalen, ruled by the archbishopric and electorate of Köln.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jun 2010


Description of banner:
It is a green - yellow - green vertical triband with ratio 1:3:1.The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.442
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jun 2010

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden(=yellow) shield are three green pallets, superimposed by a blue bendy wavy line. Upon the sinister chief point is a white heraldic rose.
According to source the pallets already had been part of the arms of the municipality of Kirchveischedeand the Amt of Bilstein. They had been originally taken from the arms of the barons of Bilstein. The wavy line is symbolizing the small river Lenne, which gave its name to the city. The rose is taken from the arms of the former municipality of Oedingen.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.166
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Jun 2010

Banner was approved by Regierungspräsident Arnsberg on 8 March 1974, the coat of arms on 31 December 1971.

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