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Elsterberg City (Germany)

Stadt Elsterberg, Vogtlandkreis, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-08-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2022

Elsterberg Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a castle Argent masoned Sable, between two towers with cone roofs Gules a magpie statant proper on the wall.
The local castle was first mentioned in 1198. The settlement below was acquired by the Margraves of Meißen in 1354 and first mentioned as a city in 1354 and as a walled city in 1380. A mint was established in 1401. In 1547 it belonged to the Vogtland (= land of the reeves) and to the Electorate of Sachsen since 1569. Around 1460 the oldest city seal displayed only a castle with two towers. The magpie as a canting element was added in 1896, recommended by the Main State Archives in Dresden.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, p.115
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2022

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