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Braunfels City (Germany)

Stadt Braunfels, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Braunfels city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Sep 2006
approved 14 October 1982 See also:

Braunfels City

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour with the coat of arms shifted to the top.
district Gießen , state Hesse
flag approved 14 October 1982
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Stadler 1967, p.
Jörg Majewski, 6 Sep 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess intoOr over Azure, a lion rampant in counterchanged colours, armed and tongued Gules.
The city developed around the Braunfels Castle, which had been erected by the Counts of Solms-Braunfels, since 1743 Princes, in 1250. Beneath the castle the settlements Tal (= valley) and Hinterrtal (= behind the valley) were founded, they gained privileges in 1607 (Tal) and 1645 (Hintertal). Since then the settlements had been denoted as city.The lion is taken from the arms of the Solms with counterchanged colours in base, in order to distinguish the arms of the city from those of the family.
The arms were approved in 1937 by Oberpräsident of Prussian province Hessen-Nassau and again on 14 October 1982.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.24
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2017

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