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Wittichenau [Sorbian: Kulow] City (Germany)

Stadt Wittichenau, Landkreis Bautzen, Sachsen

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

Wittichenau Coat of Arms

Shield Or, standing on a crescent recumbent Argent plugged by two triplets of roses of the same at either end Virgin Mary nimbed Argent and dressed Azure, holding baby Jesus Christ naked by her sinister arm and a sceptre Argent in bend topped by a fleur-de-lis of the same by her dexter hand.
Wittichenau, based on the Sorbian village of Kulow, was ruled by the Lords of Kamenz until 1248, afterwards until 1834 by the Cistercian Sankt Marienstern Nunnery, which means "star of St. Mary" in nowadays Panschwitz-Kuckau. Wittichenau was upgraded to a city in 1303. The arms display St. Mary, patron saint of the nunnery, to which the city belonged for centuries. The arms are based on a local seal from the 17th century.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.498-499
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2022

The banner is used without approval. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2022

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