Last modified: 2019-12-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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The flag is quartered of yellow and blue, derived from colours of the quarters of the arms. In fact, the Brandenburg law on civic flags requires that only striped flags in varying proportions, with or without arms are to be used.
Source: this online catalogue and Günther1996c.
Stefan Schwoon, 17 Apr 2001
The banner is quartered of yellow and blue like the shield tinctures of the coat of arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Shield quartered, 1st quarter Or a key Sable in fess, 2nd quarter Azure a fish Argent in fess, 3rd quarter Azure a pen Argent in bend, 4th quarter Or a jaw wrench Sable in bend sinister, over all in centre an inescutcheon Argent charged with an eagle Gules armed Or.
Wriezen was ruled by the Margraves of Brandenburg since the 12th century. It was called a city in 1303 and a market town in 1320. The city rights were officially granted in 1337. Trade, brewing and fishery had been the main business lines. In the 19th century brown coal mining, an iron foundry, a machine factory, a cement plant and an agricultural school were established. The charges of the upper quarters are referring to the past (city rights and fishery), those in the lower quarters to later times (pen for school and wrench for industries). The inescutcheon displays the arms of Brandenburg.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, p.505
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Dec 2019
Flag, banner are used unofficially. The arms were approved on 20 November 2003
Jens Pattke, 27 Mar 2005
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