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Waldkappel City (Germany)

Stadt Waldkappel, Werra-Meißner-Kreis, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Waldkappel city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Oct 2006
in use probably since 1932 See also:

Waldkappel City

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the top.
inhabitants: 4,948
Werra-Meißner County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner in use probably since 1932
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.89
Jörg Majewski, 6 Oct 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, issuant from base a triplemount Vert, crowned by a chapel Argent masoned Sable with port and windows of the same, chapel and its turret are covered by a roof Azure, crowned by three crosslets Or; the chapel is flanked by four trees Vert.
The village was a dominion of Hesse since 1301 and gained city rights after 1414. The Lords of Kappel as vassals of the Counts of Hesse had been the local rulers. The arms are canting, the name means "chapel in the wood". The chapel alone first appeared on the oldest seal of the city from 1581 and the 2nd seal from the 17th century seal also shows only a chapel. Since 1605 (Siebmacher) in armourials the trees as canting elements have been added.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.89
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 June 2017

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