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Ludwigshafen upon Rhine City (Germany)

Stadt Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Rheinland-Pfalz

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[Ludwigshafen city flag]
3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 28 Feb 2001
[Ludwigshafen city flag variant]
3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 28 Feb 2001

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Ludwigshafen upon Rhine City

Ludwigshafen Flag

It is officially a red-yellow-red horizontal triband in proportions 1:3:1 with centred arms in yellow stripe (see leftt image above) or in proportions 1:1:1 (see right image above).
Sources: Debus 1988 and variant spotted by Stefan Schwoon in front of the town hall
Stefan Schwoon, 28 Feb 2001

Ludwigshafen Banner

[Ludwigshafen city banner] 5:2 image by

It is officially a red-yellow-red vertical triband in proportions 1:1:1 with arms in a yellow bannerhead.
Sources: Debus 1988 and Keyser 1939-1974
Stefan Schwoon, 28 Feb 2001 / 5 April 2001

Ludwigshafen Coat of Arms

Shield Gules an anchor Or.
Ludwigshafen was founded in 1853 and received city rank in 1859. The new city used a seal with an anchor as a symbol for sailing on the Rhine River. (...) These arms were never officially granted. In 1899 the arms on the seal were quartered to add symbols for the two municipalities that had merged with Ludwigshafen. As the city was founded by King Ludwig I of Bayern, the 1st quarter showed the lozenges of Bayern. The anchor appears in the 2nd quarter, the 3rd showed a silver spade in a blue field for Friesenheim and the 4th showed a black key in pale in a silver quarter for Mundesheim. These arms were not officially granted either.
Source: Stadler 1966, p.43
Santiago Dotor, 27 Dec 2001

Flag and banner and arms were approved on 31 March 1938. The arms were approved in 1937.
Santiago Dotor, 27 Dec 2001

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