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Gemünden upon Wohra City (Germany)

Stadt Gemünden an der Wohra, Landkreis Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gemünden (Wohra) city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Nov 2006
approved 26 June 1981 See also:

Gemünden upon Wohra City

The banner is off-centred quartered of black and white. The coat of arms is on the common point of all quarters.
Waldeck-Frankenberg County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved on 26 June 1981
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 3 Nov 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a goat-headed eagle Sable armed Gules, each claw flanked by a 6-point star Or.
The city was founded around 1250. The first seal from 1261 displayed the eagle of the Counts of Ziegenhain, which became extinct in 1450 and had their main dominions in the area, beneath a trefoil-shaped arch, crowned by three towers. Since the 2nd seal from the 14th century the buildings had been removed. The stars may be an attribute of St. Mary, patron saint of Hainau Monastery, which had been landlord of the city to 1246. The position of the stars as well as the colour of the tongue and claws of the animal have changed several times during the centuries and are now displayed according to the oldest seal.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.37
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2017

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