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City of Göppingen (Germany)

Stadt Göppingen, Kreis Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg

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

Göppingen City Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 19 October 2002 at the local town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2013

Göppingen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a black attire. The shield has a plain, red chief.
Meaning:
Göppingen was founded by the Dukes of Swabia from the Staufen kin in the 13th century. In 1319 the city was acquired by the Counts of Württemberg and has been part of Württemberg ever since.
The oldest known prints of the seal date from 1338 and display the attire of Württemberg, surrounded by balls, probably to distinguish the arms from similar arms. In the 15th century (known since 1473) the arms were changed to the present arms, however, the colours have changed regularly during the centuries. The present colours are known since 1535, but in 1595 the arms were shown in opposite colours and in 1605 of red and gold. The meaning of the colours is not known, but there had been attempts to allude them to the Staufen kin.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.45

A flag with a slightly different coat of arms was granted in 1855.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2013


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