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Rinteln City (Germany)

Stadt Rinteln, Kreis Schaumburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Rinteln City

Rinteln City Flag

Description of flag:
It is a white over red horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2017

Rinteln Coat of Arms

Shield Gules with base wavy of Azure and Argent, a castle Argent with two towers with cone roofs and a gate lodge, charged with an inescutcheon Gules displaying a nettle leaf Argent.
The inescutcheon displays the family arms of the Counts of Schaumburg. Rinteln gained city rights in 1239 from Count Adolf IV of Schaumburg-Holstein. The existence of a seal is proven since 1281, only displaying a shield charged with a nettle leaf. Castle and base wavy, representing Weser River, were added later. The shape of the castle changed several times.
The current arms were approved in 1939.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.68
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Sep 2017

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