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Hohenstein (Untertaunus) Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hohenstein (Untertaunus), Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-05-05 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: hohenstein(untertaunus) | breithardt | parted per bend sinsiter | demi-lion(yellow) | demi-lion(red) | cross(patriarchal) | inescutcheon |
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[Hohenstein (Untertaunus) municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2006
approved 12 June 1974 See also:

Hohenstein (Untertaunus) municipality

Banner:
It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top and within the central stripe.
administration seat: Breithardt
inhabitants 6,238
Rheingau-Taunus County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 12 June 1974
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend sinister; above right Azure an upper demi-lion Or, armed and tongued Gules and accompanied by three billets Or; beneath left Or a lower demi-lion Gules armed Azure.
Meaning:
Both demi-lions are connected to form one complete lion. The upper half is taken from the arms of the Counts of Nassau, the lower half from the arms of the Counts of Katzenelnbogen, both being former rulers. Blue and yellow had been the colours of Nassau.
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2017


Breithardt Village

[Breithardt village flag] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Aug 2006
approved 18 March 1968

Banner:
It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
incorporated on 1 July 1972
Rheingau-Taunus County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 18 March 1968
banner inofficial, 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, 21 Aug 2006


Breithardt Coat of Arms

Shield Or, a patriarchal cross Sable (the crosslet Argent within is not mentioned in blazon), in base superimposed by an inescutcheon Azure, charged with a demi-lion issuant Or, armed and tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The inescutcheon displays a modification of the arms of the Counts of Nassau, the former rulers. Blue and yellow had been the colours of Nassau.
The coat of arms was approved on 20 March 1968, when Briethardt had been an independent municipality in former Untertaunus County.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 May 2017


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