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City of Überlingen (Germany)

Stadt Überlingen, Bodenseekreis, Baden-Württemberg

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[Überlingen city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider and Tomislav Todorović, 24 Jun 2013 See also:

City of Überlingen

Überlingen City Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow flag. On the top- and bottom-edge are narrow, red stripes. A black eagle is in the centre of the yellow field, wearing a golden (= yellow) inescutcheon with a red, rampant lion upon his breast.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this flag on 13 July 2003 at a nearby yacht harbour.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jun 2013

Überlingen City Banner

[Überlingen city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneiderand Tomislav Todorović, 24 Jun 2013

Description of banner:
It is a yellow banner. On the left and right edge are narrow, red stripes. A black eagle is shifted to the top and exceeding the yellow stripe. He is wearing a golden (= yellow) inescutcheon with a red, rampant lion upon his breast.
Source: Stefan Schwoon: "Kommunalflaggen in Baden-Württemberg", publ. in Flaggenkurier, No.31; Berlin 2010, image no.63
Meaning:
Überlingen gained city rights, granted by the Staufen kin, in the early 13th century and the title of a Free Imperial City in or shortly after 1273. The oldest known seal of the local royal administrator (Amtmann) is from 1244 and already displays the Imperial Eagle. The inescutcheon was granted on 3 February 1528 by Emperor Karl V, displaying the lion of the Habsburg dynasty, to which the Emperor belonged. In 1803 the lion had been replaced by the bend of Baden for a while.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.104

Yellow and red are the city colours since 1528.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jun 2013


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