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Ettlingen City Municipality (Germany)

Stadt Ettlingen, Landkreis Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-11-09 by klaus-michael schneider
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Ettlingen City


It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2018

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Or a bend Gules, at sinister an impending, embattled tower Argent.
The settlement, established by the Staufen kin, gained city rights from Emperor Friedrich II before 1234. Since 1256 there existed prints from the first city seal, formed like a shield, displaying a key in pale, superimposed by a bend. The bend is alluding to the Margraves of Baden. The key, as an attribute of St. Peter, is alluding to the Weißenburg Monastery in Alsatia, which owned some easements in the city. The tower appeared first on a seal print from 1346. Either it is representing simply a castle like in many other Badenian cities, or it is referring to Weißenburg (= white castle). The blue colour of the background was chosen during the 19th century as colour of the Bishopric of Speyer.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.39
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2018

Banner and arms were approved on 12 February 1976 by the county administration, published in GABl 312/1977.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2018

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