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Meißner Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Meißner, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Meißner municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Oct 2006
in use since 11 July 2001 See also:

Meißner Municipality

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
administration seat: Abterode
inhabitants: 3,368
Werra-Meißner County
Kassel District , state Hesse
municipality formed on 31 December 1971 by merger of 6 villages
banner in use since 11 July 2001
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 2 Oct 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale with triplemount Vert in base, at dexter Argent three axes Gules ordered 2:1 with upper axes endorsed, at sinister Gules a fleur-de-lis Or beneath a coronet of the same.
The triplemount is representing Hoher Meiißner, a mountain ridge, name giver of the municipality and the county. The axes refer to the fact that the names of six of the seven villages forming the municipality have the suffix "Rode", usually settlements, which had their origin by forest clearance. The axes had also been the arms of the Counts of Bilstein, local rulers in the 13th century. Crown and fleur-de-lis are attributes of St. Mary, patron saint of the local Premonstratensian monastery of Germerode, which stress the aspects of purity (lily) and celestial queen (coronet).
The arms were adopted on 3 November 1997 by the local council.
Source: municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 June 2017

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