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Kriebstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Kriebstein, Landkreis Mittelsachsen, Sachsen

Last modified: 2023-01-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kriebstein municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2023
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Kriebstein Banner

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:6:1. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top in the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2023

Kriebstein Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, in chief a sinister facing bear passant Sable armed and tongued Gules, base parted by two bars wavy Azure.
The bear is the heraldic animal of the Lords of Beerwalde, who built the local Kriebstein Castle, which was first mentioned in 1384, when Dietrich of Beerwalde promised to build a castle upon the ancestral seat of his family. The bars wavy are probably referring to the Zschopau River and the moat, deviated from the river as protection of the castle. The Lordship of Kriebstein had its greatest extension between 1544 and 1550, when also the cities of Hartha and Waldheim belonged to the lordship.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2023

The banner was approved on 22 April 1999. The arms were approved on 20 January 1999.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Jan 2023

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