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City of Königswinter (Germany)

Stadt Königswinter, Rhein-Sieg Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: koenigswinter | gate | embattled | towers(2) | masoned | portcullis | cross(black) | lion(red) | double queued | crowned | sinister-facing |
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[Königswinter square flag] 1:1  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2010 See also:

Square Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 1:1. It is a red flag showing the figures of the coat of arms without shield filling the flag completely.
Source: §1(4) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Königswinter, version 31 October 1999, last updated 26 October 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2010

Other Flag

[Königswinter flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2010

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red flag showing the figures of the coat of arms without shield shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2010

Banner

[Königswinter banner]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2010

Description of banner:
It is a red banner showing the figures of the coat of arms without shield shifted to the top.
Source: §1(4) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Königswinter, version 31 October 1999, last updated 26 October 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red field is an silver(=white) embattled gate flanked by two embattled towers. The central wall of the gate is masoned black. The gate is open and has a golden(=yellow) portcullis. The gate is topped by a shield. The shield is divided per pale. The dexter half shows in a silver(=white) field a red, rampant, double-queued, sinister-facing lion, armed, tongued and crowned blue. The dexter side shows a silver(=white) field divided by a black cross.
Meaning:
The lion is a modification of the arms of the counts and dukes of Berg, the cross is symbolizing the archbishopric and electorate of Köln. According to Ralf Hartemink's webpage the arms reflect the image of the oldest seal of the city.
Source: §1(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Königswinter, version 31 October 1999, last updated 26 October 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Jul 2010


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