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by Stefan Schwoon
According to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flaggenkunde website, the city of Saarbrücken has a (sky) blue over white horizontal flag 3:5 with the coat-of-arms in the middle.
Pascal Vagnat, 8 August 1999
Saarbrücken is the capital of the Saar and located in the so-called Stadtverband Saarbrücken (I do not know what the difference, if any, between a Stadtverband and a county or Landkreis should be). Keyser 1939-1974 says about Saarbrücken (my translation), "[Since 1908] colours of the city [are] blue-white".
Stefan Schwoon, 4 April 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted in 1909 after the merger of the three cities [Saarbrücken, Sankt Johann, Malstatt-Burbach] to new Saarbrücken. The lion is the lion of Nassau-Saarbrücken, the county of which the city was the capital. The origin of the bordure I do not know. The rose is the old symbol for St. John and, combined with the lion, was used on the common seals of Saarbrücken and Sankt Johann since 1462. The miners tools were taken from the arms of Malstatt-Burbach. (...)
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 16 April 2002