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Ravenstein City (Germany)

Stadt Ravenstein, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-12-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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Ravenstein City

Ravenstein Banner

It is a black-white vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: information provided by local administration
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2017

Ravenstein Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a 6-spokes wheel Sable, chief embattled Gules.
Ravenstein was founded in 1971 by merging of six municipalities. Name giver was a common in the centre of the municipalities. The former villages of Hüngheim and Merchingen belonged to the Barons of Berlichingen until 1806. The city of Ballenberg and the villages Erlenbach, Oberwittstadt and Unterwittstadt belonged to the Archbishopric of Mainz until 1802. The wheel connects elements of the wheels of Mainz (6-spokes, silver in red field) and Berlichingen (5-spokes, black in silver field)and is reminding on both former rulers. The embattled chief alludes to the fact that Ballenberg gained city rights in 1306 by King Albrecht.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg

Banner and arms were approved on 13 March 1975 by Minister of Interior of Baden-Württemberg, published in GABl 706/1975.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2017

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