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Lübbecke (Germany)

Lübbecke, Kreis Minden-Lübbecke, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lübbecke flag] 3:5   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jun 2010
approved 7 October 1974 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms shifted to the hoist.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.450
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jun 2010

Banner

[Lübbecke banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jun 2010

Description of banner:
It is a red and white vertical bicolour with the coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.450
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jun 2010

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver field is a red gate, masoned black with two embattled towers. In the open door is a pair of two golden(=yellow) keys crossed saltirishly in a blue field. The gate is topped by a golden(=yellow), facetted 6-point star.
Meaning:
According to source the current coat of arms is based upon the image shown in the most ancient main seal of the city. The colours red and silver and the pair of keys as well are saymbolizing the former bishopric of Minden. The star is representing bishop Volkwin von Schwalenberg, who granted the rights of a city to Lübbecke in 1279.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.172
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Jun 2010

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Detmold on 7 October 1974.

Former Flag until 1974

[Lübbecke former flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jul 2010

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5.It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the centre of the flag.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.66
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jul 2010

Former Coat of Arms

Description of former coat of arms:
In a red field is a pair of two silver(=white) keys crossed saltirishly. The pair is topped by a golden(=yellow) 6-point star.
Meaning:
According to Stadler 1972 the coat of arms was in use since 16th century. The colours red and silver and the pair of keys as well are symbolizing the former bishopric of Minden. The star is representing bishop Volkwin von Schwalenberg, who granted the rights of a city to Lübbecke in 1279.
The former arms were granted officially by the Prussian king in 1908.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.66
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Jul 2010


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