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Aschersleben City (Germany)

Stadt Aschersleben, Salzlandkreis, Saxony-Anhalt

Last modified: 2019-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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Aschersleben City

Aschersleben was seat of the Aschersleben-Staßfurt County. The name of the town is related to the Ascharia castle from which the Ascanians got their name (see also the discussion about Saxony-Lauenburg). Source: Günther 1996a.

Stefan Schwoon, 18 Apr 2001


It is a black over white over green horizontal tricolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Stefan Schwoon, 18 Apr 2001


[Aschersleben bicolour] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Oct 2019

It was a white over black plain horizontal bicolour. This flag existed before 1900, but it couldn't satisfy the local council, because it could be easily mismatched with the flag of Prussia. It was thus abolished in 1900.
Source: W. Winterfeld: "Die Geschichte der Hoheitszeichen der Stadt Aschersleben"
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Oct 2019

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a castle Argent, having two towers with cone roofs; the open port is charged with an inescutcheon in bend chequered of 12 of sable and Argent, in the background an eradicated oak Vert, acorned Argent with three blackbirds (blazon just says: "black birds") Sable in its branches.
The arms appeared already on the oldest known seal from the early 14th century, except the chequered inescutcheon. Aschersleben was founded as a city by the Counts of Ballenstedt and became a possession of the Bishops of Halberstadt in 1429. The inescutcheon is the coat of arms of the Counts of Aschersleben.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage, based on Bensing et al. 1984
Santiago Dotor, 21 May 2002 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Aug 2018

The colours black-white-green were adopted on 24 August 1900 by the city council, and the flag with the arms was reconfirmed in 1994.
Stefan Schwoon, 18 Apr 2001

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