Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved on 1 June 1993
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Nov 2006
Shield Azure, a city gate Argent, crowned by three towers Argent roofed Gules and two embattled turrets in between, the open port is charged with an inescutcheon Azure, charged with a lion rampant barry of Argent and Gules.
The city was founded by Knight Hermann von Spegel between 1290 and 1294. The oldest surviving seal is known from prints of 1393. It already displayed a city wall and three towers in a field semy of roses. The current arms are based on seals from the late 15th century and the secret seal of 1633. Armourials since 1605 painted the lion either as blue in a red field or as golden in a red field. As these lions are of uncertain origin, the lion of Hesse was used instead, at least until 1967 displayed in an inescutcheon.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.61
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2017
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