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Glückstadt City (Germany)

Stadt Glückstadt, Kreis Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2020-03-06 by klaus-michael schneider
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Glückstadt City

Glückstadt City Flag

It is a blue flag with a red - white bordure. The Goddess Fortuna is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012

Glückstadt City Coat of Arms

In a blue shield is a silver (= white) naked, blonde Fortuna, the Goddess of good luck. The is standing with her right foot on a golden (= yellow) globe and is holding a silver (= white) sail with both hands.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012

Fortuna is canting. Glückstadt means "city of good luck". Founded by King Christian IV of Denmark in 1617 the city gained numerous privileges, especially the city rights. The city was planned as a naval and mercantile base and as a rival of Hamburg. But the latter never was fulfilled. An important business in the past was whaling and hunting of pinnipeds. The tinctures are considered as valid since 1903, designed by Hupp. Fortuna appears on the very first seals of the city from 1617, in the centre of landscape, sea and ships. The existence of the simplified version can be proven on seals since 1623.
Source: Reißmann 1997 , p.146 and Stadler 1970, p.100

The coat of arms was granted on 22 March 1617 by Danish King Christian IV together with the city rights. The artist (of the current version (?) )is Lothar Leissner from Itzehoe.
Jarig Bakker, 2 June 2006 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012

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