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Zwingenberg (Bergstraße) City (Germany)

Stadt Zwingenberg (Bergstraße), Landkreis Bergstraße, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Zwingenberg (Bergstraße) city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 26 June 2006 See also:

Zwingenberg (Bergstraße) City

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 6,980
Bergstraße County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approval unknown
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 26 June 2006

Banner reported 1967

[Zwingenberg blue banner rep.1967] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 May 2017

It is a plain blue banner with centred arms.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.96
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Or, a demi-lion issuant Gules armed and tongued Azure; beneath Azure three water-lily leaves Argent ordered 2:1.
Zwingenberg gained freedoms and privileges in 1274 by King Rudolf. The Counts of Katzenelnbogen, the local rulers, were vassals of the Archbishops of Mainz. The oldest seal probably was made in the end of the 13th century, but the oldest remaining copy dates from 1350. It already displays the current arms. The demi-lion is a modification of the arms of the Counts of Katzenelnbogen. The leaves are probably symbolising the position on the banks of Neckar River. The composition of the arms never changed, the colours of the leaves on the other hand changed often. The colours were finally made official in 1963.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.96
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2017

Rodau Borough

[Rodau borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 June 2006
adopted 20 October 1970 unofficially

incorporated on 31 December 1971 (also see No. 35/101)
Bergstraße [Bergstrasse] county
district Darmstadt, state Hesse
banner adopted 20 October 1970
banner inofficial, used for traditional purposes only
Jörg Majewski, 30 June 2006

Coat of Arms


Source: Stadler 1967, p.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 May 2017

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