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City of Herbolzheim (Germany)

Stadt Herbolzheim, Kreis Emmendingen, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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City of Herbolzheim

Herbolzheim City Banner

Description of banner:
It is a white - green vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 4 July 2004 at a crossroads out of Kenzingen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jun 2013

Herbolzheim Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side is divided per fess, displaying above in a red field a silver (= white) fess and below in a blue field a silver (= white) wing. The dexter side displays a black demi-eagle couped per pale, armed silver (= white) and tongued red. Upon his breast is a half silver (= white) plough share.
Meaning:
The village originally was a loan of the Lords of Üsenberg to the Bishops of Strassbourg and became Austrian in 1415. The oldest seal of the town dates from 1520 and shows the wing of the arms of Üsenberg combined with the arms of Austria in the upper part and a plough share (probably an old village-symbol) in the lower part. Later that century (around 1586) the arms were changed; the right part was now the combination of Üsenberg and Austria, whilst an Imperial demi- eagle was placed onto the sinister half. Upon the eagle's breast the plough share of the former arms was placed.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.52
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Jun 2013


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