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Ulrichstein City (Germany)

Stadt Ulrichstein, Vogelsbergkreis, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ulrichstein city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Sep 2006
approved 30 April 1974 See also:

Ulrichstein City

Banner:
The banner is off-centred quartered of yellow and blue. The coat of arms is superimposing the common point of all quarters.
inhabitants 3,257
Gießen District , state Hesse
city formed on 31 December 1971 after incorporation of 7 other villages
banner approved 30 April 1974
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 27 Sep 2006


Plain Bicolour

[Ulrichstein plain city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 June 2017
reported 1967

Banner:
It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 June 2017


Coat of Arms

Shield Or with bordure Azure, a lion rampant Gules crowned Or.
Meaning:
Ulrichstein was established in the 13th century and gained city rights in 1347 from Heinrich von Eisenbach, ruling the city as vassal of the Counts of Hessen. The oldest seals of the city from the early 16th and the 17th century display the lion barry of Hessen. In 1605 the arms of Ulrichstein were depicted in contemporary armourials as a lion barry without crown in a shield with a silver bordure by Dilich and as a red lion in a golden shield with a blue bordure by Siebmacher. Later images all showed a lion in a bordure, but the colours differed widely, and the lion was displayed in both ways crowned as well as uncrowned.
The above arms were finally approved in 1952 by Minister of Interior of Hesse as a compilation of former versions.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.87
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2017


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