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Heiligenstadt Spa and City (Germany)

Stadt Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Kreis Eichsfeld, Thuringia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Heiligenstadt Cioty

Heiligenstadt Banner

It is a blue-white vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Oct2016

Heiligenstadt Banner

Blue shield, a silver bishop, wearing a mitre, riding a horse passant of the same, protected by a red shield, charged with a silver 6-spokes wheel, and holding a black lance with a red square banner, displaying the same wheel, in the upper sinister corner a piece of a silver, embattled wall masoned black, crowned by a tower of the same.
Heiligenstadt, or with the full name Heilbad Heiligenstadt, was a possession of the Archbishops of Mainz and was first mentioned in 973. It gained city rights by archbishop Siegfried II of Mainz in 1227. The seal shows Siegfried II riding on a horse in front of the new city. The shield and the banner display the wheel of Mainz. The seal dates from the early 13th century and is still sometimes used.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.66
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Oct2016

Presentation of Heiligenstadt

Heiligenstadt had 16 772 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 62.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Oct 2016

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