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Bischofswerda [Sorbian: Biskopicy] City (Germany)

Stadt Bischofswerda, Landkreis Bautzen, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-12-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bischofswerda city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2022
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Bischofswerda City

Bischofswerda Banner

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2022

Bischofswerda Coat of Arms

Shield Azure two croziers Or in saltire, flanked by four 6-point stars of the same.
Bischofswerda probably developed at the end of the 12th century, having a ground view shaped like a lattice. It had been a dominion of the Bishopric of Meißen and was first mentioned in 1227. The city was walled before 1300 and council and a local constitution existed in 1361. In the middle of the 16th century the city council bought an estate and several villages. In 1559 the whole area was acquired by the Electorate of Sachsen. In 1813 the city was looted and completely burnt down by French troops. The arms are based on a city seal from the 14th century, which alredy displayed the current pattern, alluding to the bishops as original rulers of the city.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.53-54
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2022

The banner was approved in 1990. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2022

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