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Grävenwiesbach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Grävenwiesbach, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-04-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Grävenwiesbach municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 June 2006
approved 13 December 1979 See also:

Grävenwiesbach Municipality

Banner:
It is a vertical 5-stripes banner, divided blue-yellow-blue-yellow-blue with ratio approx. 1:2:6:2:1. The coat of arms is within the central stripe and shifted to the top.
inhabitants 5,257
Hochtaunus County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 13 December 1979
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 June 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Or, an eagle Sable, armed and tongued Gules, flanked by two 6-point stars Azure.
Meaning:
The oldest known local seal, known since 1534, but dating from the 15th century, already displays the eagle and stars. All later images and seals have displayed the same composition, which was officially approved in 1952, when also the colours were fixed. The eagle is the Imperial eagle and indicates that the village historically was a Free Imperial Estate (German: Reichsgut). The origin of the stars is not known. The blue colour was chosen in 1952 as it is the colour of Nassau, to which the village belonged for many centuries.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.40
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2017


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