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Rotenburg upon Wümme City (Germany)

Stadt Rotenburg an der Wümme, Landkreis Rotenburg an der Wümme, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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City Flag

[Rotenburg(Wümme) city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white over red horizontal triband with ratio 1:2:1.
Source: ?3(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Rotenburg(Wümme), version 8 November 2001, updated 17 December 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

City Council Flag

[Rotenburg(Wümme) city council flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white over red horizontal triband with ratio 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the centre of the white stripe.
Source: 3(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Rotenburg(Wümme), version 8 November 2001, updated 17 December 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

City Council Flag Variant

[Rotenburg(Wümme) city council flag #2] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white over red horizontal triband with stripes of equal width and centred arms.
Source: I spotted this flag in front of the municipal hall of Geestequelle on 23 September 2014
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2017

Logo Banner

[Rotenburg(Wümme) logo banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Description of banner:
It is a red - white - red vertical triband with ratio 1:2:1. The city's logo is at the bottom of the banner.
Source: I spotted this banner several times in front of the railway station and on roundabouts at the city limits crossing the city in June 2011
Logo:
The logo shows a modern painting of the "red castle" in a black square with the flag upon the castle outside. Beneath the square is an inscription in red capitals: "ROTENBURG (1st line) WÜMME (2nd line)". The 2nd line is underlined black.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (=white) shield is a red castle, consisting of a surrounding wall masoned black, and three towers. They are topped by blue cone shaped roofs crowned with golden balls. The central tower is bigger. Above the castle a two lying shields. Upon the dexter chief point a silver (=white) shield with a black bordure showing a black cross patty fitchy. Upon the sinister chief point is a golden (=yellow) shield having a chief six times divided per bend into red and silver (=white).
Meaning:
According to source Rotenburg regained city rights in 1929. The arms are based on a seal from 1427, which was made after the city rights had been extended (German: Weichbildrechte) in 1403 by Johann III of Asel, Bishop of Verden. The red castle (German: Rote Burg)is canting. The shield with cross belongs to the Bishops of Verden, the other shield belongs to the Asel family, who was member of the local gentry of Hildesheim.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.69
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011


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