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Mittenwalde City [Sorbian: Chudowina] (Germany)

Stadt Mittenwalde, Landkreis Dahme-Spreewald, Brandenburg

Last modified: 2020-02-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mittenwalde city flag w/ CoA]
3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 16 Feb 2020
[Mittenwalde city flag wo/ CoA]
3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 16 Feb 2020

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Mittenwalde City [Sorbian: Chudowina]

Mittenwalde Flag

It is a red-white-green horizontal triband with centred arms (see left image above) or without arms (see right image above).
Sources: 3(3) of Hauptsatzung of Mittenwalde City, version 16 August 2004 and Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2020

Mittenwalde Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, an eradicated tree Vert, flanked by two keys Sable in pale with key bits addorsed, in chief an impending eagle Gules armed Or.
A German castle existed on the spot since 1238, an apple of discord between the Margraves of Meißen and the Margraves of Brandenburg. The latter kin succeeded. Since 1307 Mittenwalde had been a walled city. The pattern appeared first on a city seal from the 14th century. The pattern remained more or less the same. Sometimes the red eagle of Brandenburg was replaced by the black eagle of Prussia. Sometimes tree and keys were placed onto an inescutcheon beneath the eagle. The tree is canting and related to the suffix "-Walde" (= wood). The keys are symbolising the status of a city.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, p.298
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2020

The arms were approved on 13 September 1994.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Feb 2020

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