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City of Osterburken (Germany)

Stadt Osterburken, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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City of Osterburken

Osterburken City Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: I spotted this flag on 21 May 2013 in front of the town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jun 2013

Osterburken Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a red wheel with six spokes.
Meaning:
Osterburken was a possession of the Counts of Hanau and gained market and city rights in 1356 from Emperor Karl IV. In 1376 the city became part of the Archbishopric and Electorate of Mainz. Osterburken was formally appointed to a city in 1409. From the first known seal, dating from the 16th century with existing prints since 1616, the city has used the white wheel on a red field of Mainz on its arms. In 1802 the city became part of Baden, the colour of the wheel was changed to black, but in the late 19th century the counterchanged colours of Mainz were established.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.84

The colours of the coat of arms were fixed in 1950. The flag is traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jun 2013


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