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City of Großbottwar (Germany)

Stadt Großbottwar, Kreis Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Großbottwar city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,24 Jun 2013
approved 24 April 1979 See also:

City of Großbottwar

Großbottwar City Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider,24 Jun 2013

Großbottwar Banner (1546 - 1979)

[Großbottwar banner (1546 - 1979)] speculative image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,24 Jun 2013

Description of banner (1546 - 1979)
It was a four stripes banner. The stripes were red - yellow - white - black.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.46
Klaus-Michael Schneider,24 Jun 2013

Großbottwar Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden shield is a stork in natural colours having picked up a black worm (or eel). Above is an impending, horizontal, black attire.
Meaning:
Albrecht of Lichtenberg gained city right for Großbottwar in 1279. The combination of stork and attire already appears on the oldest known seal of the town, dating from 1478. The seal shows the stork between two upright attires, reported 1535. Later seals display a single attire above the bird, reported 1536, 1593 and 1605. The meaning of the stork is not known, it has been stated that the bird was chosen as many of these birds could be found in the nearby Aipertal, gathering every year just before their departure to Africa. The municipality uses at present the above right arms with a small eel or worm in the beak of the stork. The stripes of the former banner probably are the colours of the coat of arms.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.46

The banner was approved on 24 April 1979 by the county administration, published in GABl 254/1980.
Klaus-Michael Schneider,24 Jun 2013


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