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Forst (Lausitz) City [Sorbian: Baršć] (Germany)

Stadt Forst (Lausitz), Landkreis Spree-Neiße, Brandenburg

Last modified: 2019-06-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Forst/Lausitz (Baršć) city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 June 2019 See also:

Forst (Lausitz) City [Sorbian: Baršć]

Forst Flag

It is a red-yellow-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
Sources: this online catalogue, Stefan Schwoon's database and 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Forst City, version 23 September 2011, published in Amtsblatt Stadt Forst Nr.6/2011 on 7 October 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 June 2019

Forst Banner

[[Forst/Lausitz (Baršć) city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 June 2019

It is a red-yellow-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
Sources: this online catalogue, Stefan Schwoon's database and 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Forst City, version 23 September 2011, published in Amtsblatt Stadt Forst Nr.6/2011 on 7 October 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 June 2019

Forst Flag (2005 - 2011)

[Forst city flag (2005 - 2011)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon and Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It was a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Sources: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of Forst City, version 13 November 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 June 2019

Forst Flag (1935/1992 - 2005)

[Forst city flag (2005 - 2011)] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 8 Apr 2001

It was a plain red over yellow horizontal bicolour.
Sources: Günther 1995 (Erwin Günther, Ostdeutsche Stadtflaggen (1): Land Brandenburg, in Der Flaggenkurier, no. 1, 1995)
Stefan Schwoon, 8 Apr 2001

Forst Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, an inescutcheon Or in bend, charged with a sinister pointing antler Gules with five ends, on top of shield a helmet and scarves, crested with a count's coronet and antler, all Or.
Until 2011 it was shield Or an antler Gules with four ends and a trefoily base.
Meaning:
The arms are based on the family arms of the Counts of Biberstein, who ruled the city as vassals of the Margraves of Lower Lusatia from the 14th until the 17th century. The antler can be found already on the oldest known city seal from 1642.
Sources: Bensing et alii 1984 p.126, Stefan Schwoon's database, 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Forst City, version 13 November 2005 and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Forst City, version 23 September 2011, published in Amtsblatt Stadt Forst Nr.6/2011 on 7 October 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 June 2019

The historical full arms, i.e. the current arms with different tinctures in crest in scarves, were approved on 4 September 1992, today only used for ceremonial purposes. The version with shield only is in public use since 3 December 2005. The colours of the flag were introduced in 1935, based on "Deutsche Gemeindeordnung", and confirmed as plain bicolour on 4 September 1992. The current symbols were approved on 13 April 2011.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 June 2019


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