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City of Buxtehude (Germany)

Stadt Buxtehude, Landkreis Stade, Lower Saxony

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[Buxtehude flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 May 2009 See also:

Buxtehude Flag

(Stade county; Lower Saxony)

Description of  flag:
The ratio is estimated 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
For further information click: city's webpage
Source: I spotted this flag on 3 October 2007 in an allotment garden in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Coat of Arms

[Buxtehude CoA] image from the SG-site.

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield are two golden crossed keys and a black cross above the keys. The whole is topped by a helmet with blue and yellow scarves and another black cross in the crest, which is placed between two horns quarterly charged blue and golden.
Meaning:
The coat of arms is based upon the oldest seal of the city, which was already used in 1304. The keys are symbolizing the founder and sovereign, the archbishop of Bremen, Giselbert von Brunkhorst, whose family also had those keys in their coat of arms. The keys have a second meaning being the keys of St.Peter (Math.16, 18-19). The cross is symbolizing the bishopric of Verden, to which the city belonged due to terms of church administration.
For further information click: city's webpage
Source: Stadler 1970, p.30
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Buxtehude plain Flag reported 1891

[Buxtehude plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Description of  flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a blue over yellow over black horizontal tricolour.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011


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