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Lahr in Schwarzwald City (Germany)

Stadt Lahr im Schwarzwald, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2020-08-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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Lahr in Schwarzwald City

Lahr Banner

It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Aug 2020

Lahr Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Or a fess Gules, at sinister Azure an embattled gate Argent with open portcullis of the same.
Near Tiefburg Castle, built by Walther of Geroldseck, a market town developed, which gained city rights before 1280. The arms are based on the oldest seal print from 1305, which displayed exactly the current pattern. Already before there had been an embattled tower as symbol of a fortified city. The red fess in a yellow shield displays the family arms of the Lords of Geroldseck.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.63
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Aug 2020

The banner is in use at least since 1959, maybe without arms. The arms were adopted in 1958.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Aug 2020

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