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Steglitz-Zehlendorf District (Germany)

Bezirk Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Berlin

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[Steglitz-Zehlendorf District (Berlin, Germany)] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 24 Jul 2003
Flag and arms adopted 25 Mar2003

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The local parliament of the district Steglitz-Zehlendorf adopted the flag and the coat-of-arms on 14 Dec 2000. The final approval from the Department of the Interior of Berlin (Senatsinnenverwaltung von Berlin) is still missing (but is certainly expected).
Jens Pattke, 12 Feb 2001

The arms (and flags) adopted by the districts in 2000 were rejected by the Heraldical Commission of the Berlin State Archives (Heraldische Kommission im Landesarchiv Berlin) because of heraldical mistakes: the arms of Steglitz-Zehlendorf had three adjacent fields all of them white/argent, that of Tempelhof-Schneberg had adjacent fields of metal (white/argent and yellow/or).

The district council of Steglitz-Zehlendorf adopted a second proposal on 25 Jun 2002 which was approved by the Berlin Home Ministry (Senatsinnenverwaltung) on 25 Mar 2003.

The district council of Tempelhof-Schneberg did not accept the commission's verdict and kept using the arms (and flag) until the Berlin mayor settled an agreement, both parties accepting a vert pallet dividing the two metal fields. This arms was also approved on 25 Mar 2003.

Poorer districts in Berlin have stopped the search for a new flag. They thus use the two coats-of-arms of the former constituent districts. However, displaying two coats-of-arms on the Berlin district flags is not allowed, so they only use the Berlin state flag (Dienstflagge).

After a two-year discussion between the former constituent districts Weissensee, Prenzlauer Berg and Pankow on the adoption of "Pankow" as name of the whole new district, the latter has still no arms.
Jens Pattke, 24 Jul 2003