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Beerfelden City (Germany)

Stadt Beerfelden, Odenwaldkreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Beerfelden city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 August 2006
in use presumably since 1928 See also:

Beerfelden City

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. The shield is flanked by a Gothic black inscription "Stadt"(above) and "Beerfelden"(below).
inhabitants 6,914
Odenwald County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner in use presumably since 1928
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 10 August 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a bear rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules, surrounded by three 6-point stars Gules, two in chief and one in base.
The bear is obviously canting (Beer = Bär = bear). The stars are taken from the arms of the Counts of Erbach. Even though the field used to be brown in the original grant, golden by Otto Hupp or green in local journal in 1960, the arms were approved in silver in 1928 on occasion of the 600th anniversary of the granting of city rights. The arms were granted on 10 December1650 by Count Eberhard von Erbach and confirmed on 11 June 1928.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.21
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2017

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