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Gersfeld City (Germany)

Stadt Gersfeld, Landkreis Fulda, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-06-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gersfeld city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Oct 2006
in use since probably 1950 See also:

Gersfeld City

Banner:
It is a red-white vertical bicolour with centred coat of arms.
inhabitants: 6,358
Fulda County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner in use since probably 1950
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 17 Oct 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, an eradicated linden Sable leaved 39-times Vert, over all a brick wall Gules masoned Argent, the bricks ordered 4:7.
Meaning:
The brick wall is symbolising the city rights, gained in 1359 from Emperor Karl IV. The city was however never fortified. The linden tree is symbolising the former court in the village, as well as the mighty linden tree, which was standing on the local market square until 1814. The city rights were regained in 1866, when the city was ceded from Bavaria to Prussia.
The arms were already designed in 1866, but approved in 1950.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.38
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 June 2017


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