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|by Stefan Schwoon|
Finsterwalde, another town in Elbe-Elster County, uses a green-white banner with the arms in the middle. The colours are a reminder of the Saxon reign over the city until 1815. Source: Günther 1996c.
Stefan Schwoon, 14 April 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms can already be seen on the oldest medieval seal of the city. The arms show the city wall and tower, with two canting trees, for the -wald (forest) part of the name.
Literature: Bensing et al. 1984.
Santiago Dotor, 17 May 2002