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Greifenstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Greifenstein, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Greifenstein municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Sep 2006
approved 6 February 1992 See also:

Greifenstein Municipality

It is a blue-yellow-red vertical tricolour with coat of arms shifted to the top within the yellow stripe. The ratio of stripes is 1:4:1.
administration seat: Beilstein
district Gießen , state Hesse
flag approved 6 February 1992
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 6 Sep 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield quartered of Vert and Or; in 1st quarter a throughout cross patty indented ( but with saw teeth) Argent; in 2nd quarter a lion rampant Azure, armed and tongued Gules, surrounded by seven billets Gules; in 3rd quarter a lion issuant Azure, armed and tongued gules; in 4th quarter a heraldic rose Argent seeded Gules.
According to Ralf Hartemink the arms are a combination of the arms of of former Beilstein Municipality (2nd quarter) and former Ulm Municipality (3rd quarter). Stadler 1967, p.41 displays completely different arms.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2017

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