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City of Bad Pyrmont (Germany)

Stadt Bad Pyrmont, Kreis Hameln-Pyrmont, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bad Pyrmont city flag centred] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, See also:

City of Bad Pyrmont

Bad Pyrmont Flag centred

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white over red horizontal triband with ratio 1:4:1. A red cross moline is in the centre of the white stripe.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Bad Pyrmont, version 2 May 2012

Bad Pyrmont Flag off-centred

[Bad Pyrmont city flag off-centred] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white over red horizontal triband with ratio 1:4:1. A red cross moline is in the white stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Source: entry from 19 May 1950 in Main State Archive Hannover

Meaning:
Bad Pyrmont developed in the 16th century as Pyrmont Neustadt (i.e. new town) around the mineral spa. The oldest known seal from 1848 displays a savage with an Aesculapian staff, symbolizing the spa. A shield with a cross moline is leaning on him. The cross is taken from the arms of the Counts of Waldeck-Pyrmont - owners of the spa until 1918 - and the Counts of Pyrmont - a branch of the Schwalenberg kin. They had their castle Petersberg (Latin: Mons Petri, French: Pierremont) on the Schellenberg mountain near the city. The silver (= white) shield with the red cross moline is continually in use since 1950.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.20


Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2013


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