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Zeulenroda-Triebes City (Germany)

Stadt Zeulenroda-Triebes, Landkreis Greiz, Thüringen

Last modified: 2021-09-25 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: zeulenroda | triebes | lion(issuant) | wall(embattled) | inescutcheon | cross | millwheel | chalice |
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[Zeulenroda-Triebes city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016
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Zeulenroda-Triebes City

Zeulenroda-Triebes Banner

It is a yellow("golden")-black-red vertical tricolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Zeulenroda-Triebes , version 30 January 2014
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016

Zeulenroda-Triebes Coat of Arms

Shield black, issuant from base is a silver embattled wall, masoned black. Issuant from wall is a golden lion; armed, tongued and crowned red, holding an inescutcheon in his fore paws. The inescutcheon is golden, displaying a "cross of atonement", shifted to the dexter side and to the top, held in base by a black lion's fore paw armed red.
Meaning:
The current arms are more or less the historical arms of Zeulenroda(see below), but the arms of Triebes ( approved 1994) were added as inescutcheon, probably in 2014.
Source:
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016


Presentation of

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Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016


Former Zeulenroda City (- 2006)

Zeulenroda Bicolour before 1801

[Zeulenroda pre 1801 bicolour] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016

It was a yellow-black bicolour.

Zeulenroda Banner 1801

[Zeulenroda 1801 banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016

It was a red-yellow-black tricolour with the coat of arms.

Zeulenroda Banner reported 1941

[Zeulenroda 1941 banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016

It was a black-white bicolour with the coat of arms.
Meaning:
The colours of Reuss from the 1801 flag had been replaced by the main colours of the city arms.
Source for all Zeulenroda flags: Stefan Schwoon's database based on
Primary source: Heinz Stoob(editor): "Deutsches Städtebuch", vol. II: Mitteldeutschland", chapter 12 (Wappen, Siegel und Fahne); Stuttgart 1941
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016

Zeulenroda Coat of Arms

Shield black, issuant from base is a silver embattled wall, masoned black. Issuant from wall is a golden lion; armed, tongued and crowned red.
Meaning:
According to Ralf Hartemink the arms of Zeulenroda had been granted in 1438, when it gained city rights. It was ruled before 1500 by the Reeves of Gera. The arms thus show a city wall protected by the lion of the rulers at the time. Thus the wall is symbolizing city rights, while the lion is representing either the Princes of Reuss or their reeves of Gera. The city merged with triebes in 2006.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016


Triebes Borough

Triebes Banner

[Triebes banner until 2006] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2021

It was a black-yellow vertical bicolour with the coat of arms in the canton on the black stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2021

Triebes Coat of Arms

The shield is golden, displaying a "cross of atonement", shifted to the dexter side and to the top, held in base by a black lion's fore paw armed red.
Meaning:
The lion's paw in the arms of Triebes is a modification of the arms of the Princes of Reuss-Köstritz, possessors of Triebes since 1681. The "cross", indeed made of eight strings of jute, or corchorus, is alluding to the importance of manufacturing jute, i.e. spinning and weaving, in the past. Furthermore the strings form the letter "t". These arms were approved on 3 February 1994. From 1975-1994 Triebes had different arms, a red shield charged with a wheat ear, a distaff and a planer, all silver. Triebes city merged with Zeulenroda in 2006.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Oct 2016


Merkendorf Borough

Merkendorf Banner

[Merkendorf banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2021

It was a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2021

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent parted abased by a fess wavy Azure under an impending millwheel of the same, at sinister Gules a sword in pale Argent and a chalice Argent ordered per fess.
Meaning:
The dexter half is symbolising the three local watermills alongside the Trübebach, literally meaning the muddy creek. Sword and chalice are attributes of St. Barbara, patron saint of the church of Merkendorf-Piesigitz.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Sep 2021


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