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Hainichen City (Germany)

Stadt Hainichen, Landkreis Mittelsachsen, Sachsen

Last modified: 2023-01-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hainichen city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023
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Hainichen City

Hainichen Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

Hainichen Banner 1897

[Hainichen city banner 1897] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

It was a yellow-blue vertical bicolour.
Source: presentation of Klaus Günther, held on DVT 29 in Hamburg on 16 October 2021
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

Hainichen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, issuant from base a wall Or masoned Sable topped by a turret of the same with roof Gules and shaped like a canopy, on its gate an inescutcheon Azure charged with a bird statant Or holding a branch Vert by his beak.
On the estates of the Cistercian Altzella Monastery a parish developed, which was called a market town in 1276 and a city in 1282. Manorial lords had been the Lords of Hohnsberg and since 1466 the Oberschöna Estate. The bird was supposed to be either a rooster or a nightingale, singing in a grove (German: Hain). But it is probably a hen, which had been the heraldic animal of the former manorial lords, which had also been the liege lords of the city.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.182-183
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

A plain banner and the arms were confirmed on 19 May 1897 by Minister of Interior of Sachsen. The banner with arms is probably in use without approval.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

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