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Leimen City (Germany)

Stadt Leimen, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-12-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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City of Leimen

Leimen City Banner

It is a blue - white -blue vertical triband with ratio approx. 2:5:2. The shade of blue is light. The coat of arms is shifted to the top and within the white stripe.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 21 September 2003 at the local town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Oct 2013

Leimen Coat of Arms

The shield is quarterly divided. Above right is a black, rampant lion in a golden (= yellow) field. Above left is a silver (= white) fleur de lis in a light blue field. Below right is a fishhook of the same colour, also in a light blue field. Above left is a bunch of grapes in natural colour with blue grapes in a silver (= white) field.
The current arms combine the patterns of the seals from the 16th and 18th century. The lion is taken from the former arms of Leimen. It is the Palatine lion, but the colours are inverted in the current arms. The bunch of grapes is also taken from the former arms. The lion alludes to the fact that the city was part of the Palatinate in the past, while the grapes are alluding to viticulture as main business line. The lily is taken from the arms of the former municipality of Sankt Ilgen. The hook is a canting element and taken from the arms of the Lords of Gauangelloch, former local rulers of the municipality having the same name. The former arms displayed the bunch of grapes twice and in the 4th field the lozenges of the Wittelsbach kin. Leimen became a possession of the Palatine Counts of Rhine in 1351.
Sources: Stadler 1971, p.65 and Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg

Banner and coat of arms were approved on 27 January 1981 by the county administration, published in GABl 350/1982.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Oct 2013

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