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Hofgeismar City (Germany)

Stadt Hofgeismar, Landkreis Kassel, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hofgeismar city banner#1]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Nov 2006
[Hofgeismar city banner#2]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Nov 2006

in use since 1998 See also:

Hofgeismar City

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. Beneath the arms is a black unserifed (see left image) or Gothic (see right image) inscription "Hofgeismar".
inhabitants 16,405
Kassel County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner in use since 1998
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.50
Jörg Majewski, 7 Nov 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a gate Argent, having a central tower with dome, flanked by four connected pinnacles, in base an 8-spokes wheel Argent.
Hofgeismar was first mentioned as a city around 1220/30, and the oldest seal of the city is known from 1234, displaying a church tower behind a city wall. A second seal from 1266 displayed a tower, flanked by two wheels of Mainz, and the Archbishop of Mainz in the portal. The secret seal from 1300 shows some architecture around a single wheel. This was simplified in the next seal from 1418. Since 1621 the armourials displayed a coat of arms with a fortification and the lion of Hesse. Hofgeismar, which belonged to the Archbishopric of Mainz until 1583, afterwards became a dominion of Hesse. The current arms are based on the seal from 1418, having the colours of Mainz.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.50
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2017

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