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Kamenz [Sorbian: Kamjenc] City (Germany)

Stadt Kamenz, Landkreis Bautzen, Sachsen

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[Kamenz city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2022
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Kamenz City

Kamenz Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2022

Kamenz Bicolour reported 1927

[Kamenz city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Dec 2022

It was a red-white vertical bicolour.
Source: information provided by Jörg Majewski per email
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Dec 2022

Kamenz Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, issuant from base an embattled wall Or with open port,door wings Argent and portcullis Sable, topped by a gable of the same with fleur-de-lis at its top, flanked by two embattled towers, issuant from towers two hornblowers dressed Gules with horns Or, supporting an inescutcheaon Gules, charged with a double queued lion rampant Argent crowned Or.
A local fortress, located near a ford crossing the Schwarze Elster River, existed already since around 1200. The Lords of Vesta, imperial commissionaires, established an extended lordship by forest clearance as vassals of the Kings of Böhmen. They called themselves later Lords of Kamenz. Kamenz was founded before 1225 and was called a city since 1318. The city acquired numerous estates and became a member of the Alliance of six Upper Lusatian Cities, also known as Lusatian League. In 1547 the alliance was punished by later King Ferdinand I and sentenced to give away its estates and privileges for a while. The arms are based on a city seal from 1346, which displayed however a wing as heraldic symbol of the lords on the inescutcheon. The wing was replaced by the Bohemian lion in 1434.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.218-219
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2022

The banner was adopted around 1997. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2022

Schönteichen Municipality (1994 - 2018)

Schönteichen Flag

[Schönteichen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It was a blue-white-blue horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:2:1 with centred coat of arms in the white stripe.
Source: presentation of Klaus Günther, held on DVT 29 in Hamburg on 16 October 2021
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2022

Schönteichen Coat of Arms

Shield quartered, 1st quarter Azure divided by four irregular waves Argent, 2nd quarter Or a horse passant Sable, 3rd quarter Or an embowed branch Vert with nine leaves of the same, 4th quarter Azure a stork statant proper.
The municipality was located in the Upper Lusation heath and pond landscape. It was established on 1 March 1994 by the villages of Biehla, Braune, Cunnersdorf, Hausdorf, Liebenau, Petershain, Rohrbach, Schönbach and Schwosdorf. Each village is represented by one leaf in the 3rd quarter.The other charges probably are referring to the landscape.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 13 January 2000 and abolished on 1 January 2019.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2022

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