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City of Wolfach (Germany)

Stadt Wolfach, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wolfach city banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2013 See also:

City of Wolfach

Wolfach City Banner

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow over blue horizontal tricolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this flag on 27 June 2004 at the entrance of the local castle.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2013

Wolfach Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a golden (= yellow), Z-shaped, facetted wolf trap.
Meaning:
The city was founded by the Lords of Wolfach in 1260. In the 14th century the city became the an important central place of the Counts of Fürstenberg. The oldest seal from 1370 displays a banner with the wolf trap, the symbol of the Lords of Wolfach. The oldest use of official arms dates from the 19th century and these arms showed only the hook. Older images, since the 16th century, have shown the use of the hook as a city symbol, but not in official arms. The colours differed widely in the different images, and were officially determined in 1956.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.115

The flag is known since 1695 and was renewed in 1722, after it was burnt.


Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Sep 2013


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