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Oberursel (Taunus) City (Germany)

Stadt Oberursel (Taunus), Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Oberursel (Taunus) city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 June 2006
approved 9 May 1988 See also:

Oberursel (Taunus) City

It is a red-white-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 42,865
Hochtaunus county
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 9 May 1988
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 19 June 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, issuant from an inescutcheon Argent, charged with two chevrons Gules, St. Ursula Argent with fair hair, dressed Gules, nimbed Or, holding a 6-spokes wheel Argent in her left hand and a triplet of arrows Argent in her right hand.
Oberursel had been a possession of the Lords of Eppstein, who granted city rights in 1444. In 1581 the city became part of the Archbishopric of Mainz. The arms are based on the oldest known seal of the city, which dates from the early 15th century. St. Ursula, familiar Ursel, is name giver and patron saint of the city. The inescutcheon displays a modification (Minderung) of the arms of the Lords of Eppstein. In 1646 the wheel of Mainz appears in the left hand of St. Ursula. In 1816 St. Ursula held in her right hand a palm frond, her usual attribute, as also displayed by Otto Hupp. The last changes were made in 1906, when the number of chevrons was reduced to two instead of three for Eppstein.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.73
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2017

Former Banner (1908 - 1988)

[Oberursel (Taunus) city flag (1908 - 1988)] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 June 2006

It was a plain red-white-blue vertical tricolour.
Jörg Majewski, 19 June 2006

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