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City of Niederkassel (Germany)

Stadt Niederkassel, Rhein-Sieg County, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[City of Niederkassel banner] 5:2  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jun 2007
approved 25 August 1989 See also:

Niederkassel Banner

Description of banner:
In a red field is a silver (=white) castle, having two silver (=white) towers topped by three pinnacles each and with one open (=black) window each. The wall is masoned and embattled. The castle is standing upon a green field with a fess wavy on its topend. Between the towers is a silver (=white) inescutcheon with a red fess, embattled counterembattled. According to source the flag was granted by the district-governor (Regierungspräsident) of Köln on 25 August 1989.
The banner has the ratio 5:2
Note: the primary source in "Hauptsatzung" showed an indented line at the bottom end (German: Bruchlinie). Perhaps the banner is slightly longer. I drew the banner with the coat of arms in the centre but maybe it is shifted to the top. The description says nothing about it. (My default then is always "in the centre") Source: 3(2) attachment 3 of the Hauptsatzung of the city of Niederkassel , last version from 28 September 2006.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jun 2007
Meaning:
The coat of arms was granted to "Amt Niederkassel" in 1936 by the governor of  Rhine province. The municipality chose that coat of arms in 1970 as its own. The main part is the castle of Lülsdorf. This was also the name of one those municipalities Niederkassel was made from. The castle today still exists, however ruined. The castle belonged to the dukes of Jülich. The inescutcheon was the coat of arms of the lords of Lülsdorf, being bailiffs of the dukes of Jülich from 1250 to 1400. The green base is symbolizing the river Rhine.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.74
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jun 2007


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