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Glauburg Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Glauburg, Wetteraukreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Glauburg municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 May 2017 See also:

Glauburg Municipality

It is a red-yellow-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
inhabitants 3,032
Wetterau County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
The banner was adopted but never approved officially.
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Source: this online catalogue
Jörg Majewski, 20 May 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Sable, a seal Or, charged Gules, in centre a king Argent holding a sword and a distaff, surrounded by a castle Gules with open port and three embattled towers and a circumscription in red capitals as follows: "+S.IMPII.SACRI.CASTRENSIUM.DE.GLOVBVRGH"
Ralf Hartemink claims that the arms are referring to archaeological excavations in the region between 1994 and 2000, when Celtic graves had been discovered. The seal however seems to be from a later time, and the castle in the seal is probably a modification of the arms of the Lords of Glauburg. Their castle in the municipality had been destroyed by rivals in 1256 and the family moved to Frankfurt/Main.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2017

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