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Lehrte City (Germany)

Stadt Lehrte, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-09-27 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: lehrte | kolshorn | lion(yellow) | saltire(white) | antlers | wolf trap |
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[Lehrte city flag w/ mural crown]
2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Sep 2017
[Lehrte city flag wo/ mural crown]
2:3 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017
   

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Lehrte City

Current Flag

It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017

Current Banner

[Lehrte city banner w/ mural crown]
2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Sep 2017
[Lehrte city banner wo/ mural crown]
2:3 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017
   

It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, parted by a saltire Argent, over all a lion rampant Or, armed and tongued Azure. The shield sometimes is topped by a mural crown Or.
Meaning:
The lion had been already a symbol of "Das Große Freie", a "County of Freemen". (for more details (in German) see German WIKIPEDIA. To the organisation belonged 14 municipalities in the Nordwald Forests between Hannover, Hildesheim and Peine. In 1248 the area became a part of the Duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Thus since the 14th century the lion of the Welfen kin was displayed in local common seals of all the 14 municipalities. The saltire is alluding to the important railway junction, which was established in the 19th century. The shield sometimes is topped by a mural crown (see left images above), sometimes without mural crown (see right images above).
Source: Stadler 1970, p.55
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017


Kolshorn Borough

Kolshorn Flag

[Kolshorn borough flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017

It is a green-white-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017

Kolshorn Banner

[Kolshorn borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017

It is a green-white-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017

Kolshorn Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Vert a lion issuant Or tongued Gules; beneath Argent a wolf trap Sable between a pair of antlers Gules.
Meaning:
In Kolshorn there existed a Vehmic Court (German: Freigericht) until the 17th century. This is symbolised by the lion issuant, also in other municipalities of the region. The antlers are symbolising that the municipality is surrounded by forests full of wildlife and they are stressing the importance of hunting in the past. The wolf trap is symbolising that the municipality belonged to Burgdorf County. The arms were approved by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Lüneburg on 2 February 1966
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Sep 2017


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