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City of Besigheim (Germany)

Stadt Besigheim, Kreis Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Besigheim city banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,
adopted in 1962 See also:

City of Besigheim

Besigheim City

Description of banner:
It is a white - red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this flag on 12 July 2003 at the local town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2013

Besigheim Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield stands a silver (= white) castle on top of a green mountain on the base. The castle has and embattled wall flanked by two embattled towers with black windows and a red, open gate.
The settlement was first called a city in 1280, located between two castles of the Margraves of Baden. It became a part of Württemberg from 1504 until 1525, finally in 1595. The earliest seal from 1452 displayed the castle with an inescutcheon upon the gate, displaying the bend of Baden. The inescutcheon was replaced by an antler of Württemberg in 1595. The antler was omitted since 1694. The earliest tinctures, given in the Forstatlas of 1596 displayed a silver mountain. The current colours were fixed in 1962 by the city. Since then the arms again were slightly modified (number of pinnacles and windows).
Source: Stadler 1971, p.24

The current banner and coat of arms were adopted in 1962 by the city council.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Mar 2013

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