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Oberzent City (Germany)

Stadt Oberzent, Odenwaldkreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2018-02-04 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: oberzent | beerfelden | hesseneck | rothenberg | sensbachtal | bear | star(6-point) | cross | bow | acorn | antlers | wheel | demi-eagle | bend sinister(wavy) |
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[Oberzent city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jan 2018 See also:

Oberzent City

On 6 March 2016 the inhabitants of the four former entities voted for the merger of their municipalities. On 2 May 2017 the local councils adopted a common resolution in order to unify their municipalities. The union became valid on 1 January 2018.
Banner:
It is a red-white-red vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the white stripe.
inhabitants: 10 125
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Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jan 2018

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per saltire, above Argent an acorn Gules flanked by antlers Sable based Gules, at dexter Gules a bow Argent crowned by a cross Argent and flanked by two 6-point stars Argent, at sinister a 12-spokes wheel Argent, in base Argent a bear rampant Sable armed and tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The quarters are representing the former entities, which formed the new city. Each quarter displays a part of the arms of those former entities. The bear is representing former Beerfelden city. Acorn and antlers are representing former Rothenberg municipality. The cross with bow and stars is representing former Hesseneck municipality, the wheel is representing former Sensbachtal municipality.
The draft of the arms was made by Dieter Krieger
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jan 2018


Beerfelden Borough

[Beerfelden borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 August 2006

Banner:
It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. The shield is flanked by a Gothic black inscription "Stadt"(above) and "Beerfelden"(below).
inhabitants 6,914
banner in use presumably since 1928, since 1 January 2018 for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
Jörg Majewski, 10 August 2006

Beerfelden Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a bear rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules, surrounded by three 6-point stars Gules, two in chief and one in base.
Meaning:
The bear is obviously canting (Beer = Bär = bear). The stars are taken from the arms of the Counts of Erbach. Even though the field used to be brown in the original grant, golden by Otto Hupp or green in local journal in 1960, the arms were approved in silver in 1928 on occasion of the 600th anniversary of the granting of city rights. The arms were granted on 10 December1650 by Count Eberhard von Erbach and confirmed on 11 June 1928.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.21
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2017


Hesseneck Borough

[Hesseneck borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 August 2006

Banner:
It is a vertical 5-stripes flag with alternating red and white stripes with ratio approx. 1:1:8:1:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
administration seat: Schöllenbach
banner approved on 5 December 1983, since 1 January 2018 for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
Jörg Majewski, 13 August 2006

Hesseneck Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a bow Gules crowned by a cross Gules and flanked by two 6-point stars Gules.
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2017


Rothenberg Borough

[Rothenberg borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 August 2006

Banner:
It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
banner approved on 7 October 1981, since 1 January 2018 for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
Jörg Majewski, 10 August 2006

Rothenberg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Or a demi-eagle Sable armed and tongued Gules, beneath Gules an acorn Or flanked by a pair of antlers of the same.
Meaning:
In 1535 the village the Lords of Hirschhorn gained the village as an Imperial loan. The demi-eagle is a modification of the Imperial eagle, while the antlers are a modification of the arms of the Lords of Hirschhorn.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2017


Sensbachtal Borough

[Sensbachtal borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 August 2006

Banner:
It is a red-green vertical bicolour with a broad white vertical stripe in centre. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
administration seat: Untersensbach
banner approved on 12 May 1986, since 1 January 2018 for traditional purposes only
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
Jörg Majewski, 12 August 2006

Sensbachtal Coat of Arms

Shield divided by a bendlet sinister Argent, above Vert a 12-spokes wheel Argent, beneath Gules three 6-point stars Argent.
Meaning:
The bendlet is representing Sensbach, a local creek and name giver of the municipality. The stars are taken from the arms of the Counts of Erbach, former rulers in the three villages that formed the municipality on 1 February 1971. Their number is probably also representing the former municipalities Hebstahl, Obersensbach and Untersensbach.
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2017


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