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City of Ludwigshafen (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)

Stadt Ludwigshafen

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[City of Ludwigshafen (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 3:5 | stripes 1+3+1
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 31st March 1938

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The official description of the flag is according to Debus 1988:

Divided by red, yellow, and red in proportions 1:3:1.
Granted 31.3.1938. The flag [horizontal version] is also shown on Staack 1997. Arms from Stadler 1964-1971.

Stefan Schwoon, 28 February 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

Ludwigshafen was founded in 1853 and received city rank in 1859. The new city used a seal with an anchor as a symbol for the sailing on the river Rhine. (...) These arms were never officially granted. In 1899 the arms on the seal were quartered to add symbols for the two municipalities that had merged with Ludwigshafen. The first quarter showed the lozenges of Bavaria, as the town was founded by King Ludwig of Bavaria. The anchor appears in the second quarter, the third shows a silver spade (for Friesenheim) and the fourth showed a black key (for Mundesheim). These arms were not officially granted either. The present arms were granted in 1937 and are thus identical to the first arms of the city.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 27 December 2001

Hanging Flag


[City of Ludwigshafen (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 31st March 1938

The official description of the banner [hanging flag] is according to Debus 1988:

In a yellow square the arms, [horizontally] divided by red, yellow, and red in equal parts.
Granted 31.3.1938. The official description says that the bottom part should be geteilt, i.e. horizontally divided, which is misleading. Other flags in this area with a similar design are gespalten i.e. vertically split. The description in Keyser 1939-1974 explicitly says that the stripes should be vertical.

Stefan Schwoon, 28 February and 5 April 2001

Flag Variant

[City of Ludwigshafen, town hall variant (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon

I happened to be in Ludwigshafen just a few days ago and saw that the town hall in fact displays a flag with equal stripes.

Stefan Schwoon, 28 February 2001