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Hungen City (Germany)

Stadt Hungen, Landkreis Gießen, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-06-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hungen city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 25 Aug 2006
approved 20 February 1932 See also:

Hungen City

Banner: It is a vertical yellow-blue-yellow 3-stripes banner. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 12,918
Gießen county
district Gießen , state Hesse
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther, with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 25 Aug 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a tower Azure masoned Sable, its roof crowned by a cross Azure, the roofs of the two oriels are crowned by a ball Azure.
Meaning:
Hungen gained city rights in 1361 from Emperor Karl IV. The city at the time was ruled by the Counts of Münzenberg-Falkenstein. The oldest seal dates from the same time and already shows a tower with the small shield of the Counts of Münzenberg-Falkenstein. The latter was removed in the 15th century when the city became a possession of the Counts of Solms.
The present arms were granted in 1932 and restored the old inescutcheon of Münzenberg-Falkenberg, but the blue and gold colours of the shield and the tower are the colours of Solms.
Two variants of the arms (shield Or and tower Azure with red roofs Gules / shield Argent and tower Gules with roofs Azure) are displayed by Otto Hupp : "Deutsche Ortswappen" (1925).
Source: Stadler 1967, p.52
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2017


Obbornhofen Borough

[Obbornhofen borough flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Aug 2006
approved 12 July 1967

Banner:
The banner is off-centred quartered of yellow and red. The coat of arms is on the common point of all quarters.
incorporated on 1 January 1977 (also see No. 88/268)
Gießen County
district Gießen , state Hesse
banner approved on 12 July 1967
banner unofficial, used for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 27 Aug 2006

Obbornhofen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a griffin rampant Or, armed and tongue Gules.
Meaning:
The griffin is taken from the only known seal of the village dating from 1735. The meaning of the griffin is not known, but may be related to Giessen.
The arms were approved in 1963.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 June 2017


Villingen Borough

[Villingen borough flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Aug 2006
approved 27 July 1964

Banner:
It is a vertical 5-stripes banner blue-yellow-red-yellow-blue with ratio of stripes 2:3:2:3:2. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
incorporated on 1 January 1977
Gießen County
district Gießen , state Hesse
banner approved on 27 July 1964
banner unofficial, used for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 27 Aug 2006

Villingen Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a winged lion passant Azure, armed and tongued Gules and nimbed Argent; chief plain Gules.
Meaning:
The lion is an attribute of St.Mark the Evangelist. In the middle ages the St.Marks Day (25 April) was celebrated, probably because St. Mark was local patron saint (is not confirmed). On this day a feast was celebrated, which usually ended in a wassail and as a result often houses were destroyed by fire. Once a young shepherd had been killed by such a fire. And since then the circumstances got better.
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 June 2017


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