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Bergstraße County (Germany)

Kreis Bergstraße, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bergstraße County flag (Germany)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Jan 2014
approved 5 June 1955 See also:

Bergstraße County

Bergstraße County Flag

Description of flag:
It is a red over white over red horizontal triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: Jörg Majewski's flags of German counties webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2014

Bergstraße County Banner

[Bergstraße County banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Jan 2014
approved 5 June 1955

Description of banner:
It is a red - white - red vertical triband with ratio 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: Jörg Majewski's flags of German counties webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2014

Bergstraße County Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is quartered into blue and silver (= white). Above right is a silver (= white) embattled tower on top of a mountain of the same colour. Above left is a red blossom seeded golden (= yellow). Below right is a red, facetted cross fitchy patty. Below left is a rampant lion striped silver (= white) and red.
Meaning:
The tower is representing Starkenburg castle, centre of a district (Amt). The blossom is symbolizing the bloom in spring alongside the Bergstraße. The cross is representing the Abbey of Lorsch. The Hessian lion is symbolizing the affiliation with Hesse since 1938.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.17

Flag and banner were approved on 5 June 1955. The coat of arms was approved on 27 October 1954.


Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2014


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