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City of Porta Westfalica (Germany)

Stadt Porta Westfalica, Kreis Minden-Lübbecke, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: porta westfalica | hausberge | wall(embattled) | towers(3) | wing | clover stem | keys crossed | minden bishopric |
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[Porta Westfalica flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jun 2010 approved 12 November 1973 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.488
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jun 2010

Banner

[Porta Westfalica banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 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.488
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jun 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red field is a silver(=white) embattled wall, which is superimposed by a red eagle's wing with a golden(=yellow) clover stem and topped by three silver(=white) embattled towers.
Meaning:
According to source the arms are those of the dissolved Amt Hausberge, which had been approved by the Oberpräsident of Westphalia province on 30 January 1935. The colours red and silver were those of the bishopric of Minden. The wing is taken from the arms of the lords from(!) Berge, which had been administrators (German: Stiftsvogt) of the bishops of Minden. Finally wall and towers are symbolizing the Schalksburg, the home of the lords from Berge.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.199
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jun 2010

Flag, banner and coat of arms were approved by Regierungspräsident Detmold on 12 November 1973.

Borough of Hausberge

[PW-Hausberge flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 July 2010

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5.It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with the coat in the centre of the flag.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.49
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 July 2010

Coat of Arms of Hausberge

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a red field is a pair of two silver(=white) keys crossed saltirishly. Below in a silver(=white) field is a red eagle's wing with a golden(=yellow) clover stem.
Meaning:
According to source the colours red and silver were those of the bishopric of Minden. The keys also are representing the bishopric. The wing is taken from the arms of the lords from(!) Berge, which had been administrators (German: Stiftsvogt) of the bishops of Minden.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.199
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 July 2010


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