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Georgsmarienhütte City (Germany)

Stadt Georgsmarienhütte, Landkreis Osnabrück, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: georgsmarienhuette | holzhausen(georgsmarienhuette) | lion(white) | torteaux(8) |
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[Georgsmarienhütte city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2017 See also:

Current Banner

Description of current banner:
It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:3:1. The coat of arms is at the top end of the central stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2017

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Gules, a crowned lion rampant guardant Argent.
Meaning:
The arms were approved in 1951 to the former municipality of Oesede and confirmed in 1970 to the new city of Georgsmarienhütte, which was named after Georgsmarienhütte GmbH (an equivalent to a Limited), a steel corporation. It had been the arms of the Lords of Oesede. The family became extinct in 1363 and had founded the local convent in 1170. The convent also used the lion of the family. The colours are those of the Counts of Calvelage, later Counts of Ravensberg.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.63
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2017


Holzhausen Borough Flag


[Georgsmarienhütte-Holzhausen borough flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2017

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It was a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2017

Holzhausen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent eight torteaux ordered in two pales of four, at sinister Gules a lion rampant Argent.
Meaning:
The lion is taken from the arms of the Lords of Varendorff, who founded the local castle in 1280. The eight red discs are taken from the arms of the Von Stael kin, who bought the castle with associated estates in 1444.
The arms were approved in 1968 by Regierungspräsident of Osnabrück.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.50
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 June 2017


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