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City of Monschau (Germany)

Stadt Monschau, Städteregion Aachen, Northrhine-Westphalia

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[Monschau banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2011
confirmed 16 April 1974 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a vertical red - white bicolour. In a yellow square bannerhead are the figures of the coat of arms without shield.
Source: 2(4) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Monschau, version 28 October 1999 updated 2 April 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) field is a black, rampant, sinister facing lion, armed and tongued red. He is holding a silver (=white) inescutcheon, which contains nine red balls ordered 4:3:2.
Meaning:
According to source city rights had been granted in 1352. The arms show the small shield of the lords of Schönforst, who were appointed vassals over Monschau in 1354. When the city became a possession of the dukes of Jülich in 1435, their lion was added.
The arms are known from seals since around 1600.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.70
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2011

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Oberpräsident of Prussian Rhineprovince in 1940 and confirmed by Regierungspräsident Köln on 16 April 1974.


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