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City of Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany)

Stadt Villingen-Schwenningen, Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Villingen-Schwenningen city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,
approved 11 December 2001 See also:

City of Villingen-Schwenningen

Villingen-Schwenningen Banner

Description of banner:
It is a white - light blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 27 August 2003 at the historical townhall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2013

Villingen-Schwenningen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale into siver (= white) and (light) blue. The upper dexter quarter displays a sinister facing red eagle armed and tongued golden (= yellow). The upper sinister quarter displays a silver (= white) swan armed and tongued golden (= yellow). Beneath both animals is a broad fess wavy in counterchanged colours.
Meaning:
Eagle and swan had been the heraldic animals of the former cities of Villingen (eagle) and Schwenningen (swan). Blue and silver (= white) had been the common colours of both cities. The arms of Villingen had been divided per pale into silver and blue, those of Schwenningen had been divided per fess into blue over silver. According to Stadler also the flags (probably banners) displayed both colours: Villingen a white - blue flag, Schwenningen a blue - white flag. The bicoloured fess wavy is an advancement of the demi-fess in the pre-1530 arms of Villingen. The fess wavy is representing the Brigach River for Villingen and the Neckar River for Schwenningen and also symbolizing the watershed on the area of the city.
Sources: municipal webpage and Stadler 1971, pp.95/106

Banner and coat of arms were approved on 11 December 2001 by Regierungspräsidium Freiburg, published in GABl 171/2002.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2013


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