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Bad König City (Germany)

Stadt Bad König, Odenwaldkreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bad König city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 August 2006
approved 15 August 1962 See also:

Bad König City

It is a red-white-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:3:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
inhabitants 9.536
Odenwald County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 15 August 1962
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 7 August 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Argent; divided by a cross sable, charged with a stem Or with three oak leaves of the same, a 6-point star Gules in dexter chief and sinister base.
The town belonged to the Fulda Abbey from the 9th century until the 14th century, when the Lords of Erbach became the only rulers of the fortified city. The cross in the arms is the cross of the Bishopric of Fulda, whereas the stars are derived from the arms of the Counts of Erbach. The oak tree is a symbol for the historical court (German: Centgericht) that was held for many centuries in the town. In the 19th century König gained the title of a spa (German: Bad).
The arms were designed and approved in 1927
Source: Stadler 1967, p.18
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 May 2017

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