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City of Gernsbach (Germany)

Stadt Gernsbach, Kreis Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg

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City of Gernsbach

Gernsbach City Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Rolf Goetz: "ADAC-Reiseführer Schwarzwald"; ISBN 3-89905-121-1; p.39
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jun 2013

Gernsbach Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield are two dark blue wolf traps crossed per saltire. They are topped by a red, heraldic rose, barbed black and seeded blue.
Meaning:
Gernsbach probably was a city already in 1250. It was the seat of the Counts of Eberstein. The rose is alluding to the counts. The wolf traps since the 19th century replaced two boathooks, later an axe and boathook. Gernsbach had been a centre of timber rafting and was the city of the raftsmen on Murg River since 1488.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.45

The colours of the banner were fixed in 1925. The current coat of arms was confirmed in 1898.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jun 2013


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