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Lichtenfels City (Germany)

Stadt Lichtenfels, Landkreis Lichtenfels, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lichtenfels city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020
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Lichtenfels Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

Lichtenfels Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, issuant from base a rock Argent, flanked by two candlesticks Or with burning candles Argent, in chief a lion passant guardant Or.
Lichtenfels means something like "(tw)o lights on a rock". The first seal, mentioned in 1315 with prints since 1331, displayed candles and rock as punning elements. With minor differences the pattern also appeared on arms since 1526 and on architectural sculptures and coloured paintings since 1603. The basic tincture had been black, the new tinctures are in use since 1811. In 1962 the lion from the family arms of the Counts of Andechs-Meranien was added. They granted city rights to Lichtenfels in 1231 and ruled the city until 1248.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.97
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

The banner was approved and the arms confirmed in 1962 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

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