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City of Eislingen/Fils (Germany)

Stadt Eislingen/Fils, Kreis Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg

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[Eislingen/Fils city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2013
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City of Eislingen/Fils

Eislingen/Fils City Banner

Description of banner:
The banner is quartered into blue and white. The coat of arms in the centre of the banner. Its quarters are countercharging those of the sheet.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 13 July 2003 at the local town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2013

Eislingen/Fils Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is quarterly divided into silver (= white) and blue. The top quarters are superimposed by an attire in counterchanged colours.
Meaning:
In 1933 the municipalities of Kleineislingen and Großeislingen (little and great) merged. On this occasion Eislingen also gained the rank of a city. Eislingen overtook the arms of Großeislingen, a quartered shield (silver and blue), the top quarters superimposed by a black attire, symbolilizing that the municipality belonged to Württemberg since 1806. Exactly 100 years later the municipal arms were granted. The biggest part of Kleineislingen belonged to Württemberg already since 1492. The quartered shield is alluding to the Bishopric of Würzburg (see e.g. Würzburg and Lauda-Königshofen), but the red colour was erroneously replaced by Bavarian Blue. In 1955 the black attire was replaced by the attire in counterchanged colours. Kleineislingen used arms displaying a fork and a sword crossed (per saltire?) since 1929.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.36

Banner and coat of arms were overtaken in 1933 from the former municipality of Großeislingen. Thus the current version was adopted in 1955.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2013


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