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City of Herzogenrath (Germany)

Stadt Herzogenrath, Städteregion Aachen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Herzogenrath flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2011 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow over red horizontal triband. In a white flaghead are the figures of the coat of arms without shield.
Source:
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2011

Banner

[Herzogenrath banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2011

Description of banner:
It is a red - yellow - red vertical triband. In a white bannerhead is the coat of arms.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (=white) field is a red, rampant, double queued lion, armed and tongued golden (=yellow).
Meaning:
According to source the arms show the lion of the dukes of Limburg, who granted the city rights in the 2nd half of the 13th century. The first seal from around 1280 already shows the lion, also all later seals of the city. In 1919 and 1973 the arms were confirmed, but without the crown of the arms of Limburg. According to Ralf Hartemink the arms of Herzogenrath were also used by the rulers of the city and can be seen in the arms of several villages, mainly in the Netherlands, such as Vaals and Kerkrade.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.52
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Dec 2011


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