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Schwarzenberg in Erzgebirge City (Germany)

Stadt Schwarzenberg im Erzgebirge, Erzgebirgskreis, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-09-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schwarzenberg in Erzgebirge city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Sep 2022
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Schwarzenberg in Erzgebirge City

Schwarzenberg Banner

It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top. Under the shield is an embowed black inscription "Schwarzenberg" (above and bigger) "im Erzgebirge" (below).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2022

Schwarzenberg Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, mounted on horse forcene Sable bridled Or a knight clad in armour Argent and helm with plumes Or, killing a dragon Vert in base by a lance Or.
The Lordship of Schwarzenberg had been a fiefdom of the Margraves of Meißen in 1382, ruled by the Burgraves of Leisnig. The lordship was bought by the Electors of Sachsen and became seat of a district (German: Amt). The settlement had been built under the namesake castle and was called a city in 1282. The parish of St. George was extended over the complete lordship. The knight with dragon is St. George, the local patron saint. The pattern was first displayed on a city seal from 1483. Later some details were changed, e.g. colour and direction of the horse and replacement of the lance by a sword but the pattern remained basically the same through the centuries.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.416-417
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2022

Banner and arms are traditonal.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Sep 2022

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