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Wehrheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wehrheim, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wehrheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 June 2006
approved 9 December 1987 See also:

Wehrheim Municipality

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 9,373
Hochtaunus County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 9 December 1987
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 20 June 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, two lions passant guardant Or armed Azure. A sinister canton Argent is charged with an initial Gules "W".
The arms display the two lions of the Counts of Diez, who ruled the area until 1388, combined with the initial of the town. They are based on the 15th century seals of the city. The arms, however, were "forgotten" in later centuries and in the early 19th century the new seal of the municipality displayed a rather strange building with two towers. The building, a "Wehrbau" (a fortified building) was a canting element. In the end of the 19th century the building was displayed in the colours of Diez by Otto Hupp. Those arms were used, but never approved.
The current arms were approved in 1953.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.91
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2017

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