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Breitenbach (Herzberg) Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Breitenbach am Herzberg, Hersfeld-Rotenburg-Kreis, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[ banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Nov 2006
approved 10 November 1988 See also:

Breitenbach am Herzberg Municipality

It is an armourial banner (banner of arms).
inhabitants: 1,922
Hersfeld-Rotenburg County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved on 10 November 1988
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 18 Nov 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield parted 7-times per bend wavy of Azure and Argent; over all an embattled tower, parted per bend sinister of Or and Gules, charged with a facetted 6-point star in counterchanged colours, in chief an impending coronet Or gemmed Vert.
The tower is representing Herzberg Castle. The star is alluding to an alliance of knights, called "Sterner" (= star-men), who had an important base in Herzberg Castle. The colours red and yellow are those of the Barons of Dörnberg, owners of the castle since 1477. The coronet is not mentioned within source, not even in the blazon.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 June 2017

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