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Bad Wildungen City (Germany)

Stadt Bad Wildungen, Landkreis Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bad Wildungen city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Oct 2006
approved 5 June 1955 See also:

Bad Wildungen City

Banner:
t is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms without shield is in the canton.
inhabitants: 16,777
Waldeck-Frankenberg County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved on 5 June 1955
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.20
Jörg Majewski, 30 Oct 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield sable, a facetted 8-point star Or.
Meaning:
Wildungen was founded about 1242. The oldest seal from 1258 displayed the Count of Thuringia, the former ruler, as a mounted knight without banner and sword. In 1262 the city became a dominion of the Counts of Waldeck. Consequentially the next seal from the same year displayed the star of Waldeck. The star also appeared in a 14th century seal of Wildungen's lower city (Niederstadt). Seals of Alt-Wildungen from the 15th and 16th century displayed the lower half of the star and a lady issuant from star, which was denoted either as St. Mary or as the "wild woman" alluding to the city's name. In the 18th century the black star in gold, was changed to a golden star in black, to distinguish the arms of the city from those of the Counts of Waldeck.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.20
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2017


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