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Driedorf Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Driedorf, Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Gießen District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Driedorf banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Sep 2006
approved 12 August 1966 See also:

Driedorf Municipality

Yellow with blue edges and the coat of arms shifted to the top within the yellow stripe.
district Gießen , state Hesse
flag approved 12 August 1966
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.29
Jörg Majewski, 8 Sep 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, issuant from base three embattled towers Argent, topped by cone roofs Gules with golden balls and connected by an embattled wall Argent masoned Sable; issuant from towers a (demi-)lion rampant Or armed and tongued Gules.
The arms are based on the oldest seals of the village. The oldest seal dates from the early 14th century and displays already a tower, wall and gate. Above the wall the image of St. Mary, the local patron saint was depicted. After 1557 she was replaced by a shield with the lion of Nassau, as the city was regained by the Counts of Nassau. In the current arms the lion, without the typical shingles (billets) was placed directly above the wall, and the wall was displayed with three towers as a canting element ("Dreidorf" means "three villages").
The arms were designed and approved in 1938 by Oberpräsident of Prussian province Hessen-Nassau.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.29
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2017

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