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Hirzenhain Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Hirzenhain, Wetteraukreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hirzenhain municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 June 2006
approved 5 September 1969 and 24 February 1973 See also:

Hirzenhain Municipality

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 3,018
Wetterau County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
On 1 October 1971 Merkenfritz and on 1 April 1972 Glashütten were incorporated into Hirzenhain
banner approved on 5 September 1969 and 24 February 1973
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 9 June 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, a stag's head caboshed Or tongued Gules.
The arms are canting (stag = Hirsch). The village never had its proper seals, but a stag's head as a local symbol is known since 1502 from a plastic in the local Augustinian church, depicting St. Mary. In that year it appears in a decoration in the local church. The head later appears in many different decorations in the village, often combined with the lion barry of Hessen. The tinctures tie in with the pennants of local youth associations. The arms were approved in 1951.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.50
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 May 2017

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