Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Sep 2006
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2017
It is a plain white banner The coat of arms with a silver (=grey) mural crown is shifted to the top.
Gießen District , state Hesse
approval of banner unknown
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 21 Sep 2006
Shield Argent, a fess Sable, in centre an inescutcheon Argent charged with two embattled bends sinister Sable, mural crown Argent (realised as grey) with three towers.
Schlitz gained city rights in the early 15th century. The oldest seal is known from the 17th century. It displayed the arms of the Lords (since 726 Counts) of Schlitz, who ruled the area as vassals of the Imperial Abbey in Fulda, first mentioned in 1116. Later seals all displayed the same composition. The above arms are based upon an old city flag. The embattled bends sinister are representing the castles Nieder- and Oberschlitz (today Oberburg = upper castle). Acc. to Otto Hupp (1925) the city arms were the same as the inescutcheon in the current version.
The arms were approved in 1919 by Minister of Interior of Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.81
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2017
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