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Bad Muskau City [Sorbian: Mužakow](Germany)

Stadt Bad Muskau, Landkreis Görlitz, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-09-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bad Muskau city plain banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2022
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Bad Muskau City

Bad Muskau Banner

It is a red-yellow plain vertical bicolour.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2022

Bad Muskau Flag

[Bad Muskau city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2022

It is a red-yellow horizontal bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2022

Bad Muskau Coat of Arms

Shield Vert a savage statant proper, dressed by leaves Vert on head and hips, holding a sword Or pointing downwards by his dexter hand and an attire Gules by his sinister hand.
Muskau was first mentioned in 1249 and had a moated castle at least since 1361. Muskau became the seat of a lordship, to which belonged some 50 villages inhabited by Sorb people. The lordship held special privileges, e.g. a proper court of justice and on own consistory since 1680. Since 1451 it was a possession of the Counts of Bieberstein. Muskau was the birth place of Prince Hermann of Pückler-Muskau, who established since 1815 a park based on English antetypes. The biggest park of its gardens today is in Poland but nowadays again completely accessible from Germany. The castle is in the German part of the park. The prince opened also a spa in 1823. Glass kilns and factories for the production of brushes and paper had been the main business lines before. The pattern of the arms appeared on local seals since the 15th century. The savage, in German heraldry called "Wilder Mann", is canting as the Sorbian name Mužakow means "city of men". The attire is taken from the family arms of the counts as former local rulers.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.306-307
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2022

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