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Groitzsch City (Germany)

Stadt Groitzsch, Landkreis Leipzig, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-12-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Groitzsch city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2022
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Groitzsch City

Groitzsch Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2022

Groitzsch Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a horse passant Argent armour-plated and saddled Or.
In 1030 the German King donated a castle on the bank of the Elster River to the Margraves of Meißen, which was acquired by Count Wiprecht of Groitzsch in 1073. He built a new castle with towers and chapel north of the old castle in 1080. The area was bequeathed to the Wettin kin in 1144. Before 1200 the margraves founded a city as counterbalance of the city of Pegau. The arms are based on the personal arms of Wiprecht of Groitzsch.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, p.172
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2022

The banner is in use since 2007. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2022

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