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Gräfenhainichen City (Germany)

Stadt Gräfenhainichen, Landkreis Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt

Last modified: 2019-03-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gräfenhainichen flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 28 May 2001
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City of Gräfenhainichen

Gräfenhainichen (Wittenberg county) has approximately 10,000 inhabitants.
Source: Günther 1996a
Stefan Schwoon, 28 May 2001

Gräfenhainichen Flag

The flag in use is horizontally divided blue over yellow with the arms in the middle. Acc. to 2 of the local Hauptsatzung, version 14 October 2014, there is only mentioned a coat of rrms but no official flag.
Source: Günther 1996a
Stefan Schwoon, 28 May 2001 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Mar 2019

Gräfenhainichen Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, two laurel branches Vert in circle and in base crossed per saltire, an inescutcheon Or charged with a lion rampant Sable, issuant from shield a building Gules masoned sable having two spires Sable.
Meaning:
The arms are based on the oldest known city seal from 1477. The arms display a tower, symbol for the fortified city, and a small shield with the arms of Meißen. In 1377 the city was acquired by the Counts of Meißen. The pattern basically was in use since around 1700. The colours of background and charges changed various times. The addition of the laurel branches most likely is a misinterpretation of the decoration on the oldest seal. Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018

The arms were granted on 17 December 1993.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018


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