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Freudenstadt City (Germany)

Stadt Freudenstadt, Landkreis Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2019-01-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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Freudenstadt City

Freudenstadt City Banner

It is a red - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 20 June 2004 at the local town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2013

Freudenstadt Coat of Arms

In a red shield are two silver (= white), addorsed fish. Between them is a golden (= yellow) initial "F". The shield has a golden (= yellow) chief, superimposed by a black attire.
The town was founded in 1599 by Duke Friedrich I of Württemberg as a village for (Austrian) miners alongside the road from Ulm to Straßburg. Already in 1600 it gained city rights and its proper arms. The attire is symbolizing the former rulers, the Dukes of Württemberg, while the two fish (barbs) are taken from the arms of the County of Mömpelgard (French: Montbéliard), another possession of the Dukes of Württemberg. Friedrich I was born in Mömpelgard, hence the two fish were added to the arms of the city. The initial "F" is representing the founder and the name of the city as well. Images of the arms appear within paintings since 1601 and on seal since 1612. Until 1950 the arms remained unchanged. In 1950 the tincture of the fish was changed from golden to silver.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.41

The banner was approved in 1950 by the government of Württemberg-Hohenzollern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2013

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