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Neustrelitz City (Germany)

Stadt Neustrelitz, Landkreis Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Last modified: 2020-04-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Neustrelitz city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2007
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    Neustrelitz Flag

    It is a red-yellow-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
    Source: this online catalogue Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2007

    Neustrelitz Banner

    [Neustrelitz city banner] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 27 Feb 2007

    It is a red-yellow-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the yellow stripe and shifted to the top.
    Source: Erwin Güther, "Kommunalflaggen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1)", published in Flaggenkurier, No. 7/8, December 1998, pp. 16-29. Stefan Schwoon, 27 Feb 2007

    Neustrelitz Coat of Arms

    [Neustrelitz coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2007

    Shield parted per pale; at dexter Gules, issuant from a cloud Argent on pale a woman's arm of the same, dressed with a puff sleeve and laces, holding an annulet Or with a diamond Argent; at sinister Or a bull's head caboshed Sable, crowned Or, armed Argent and tongued Gules.
    The history of Neustrelitz actually is the history of two cities: Strelitz (old) and Neustrelitz. The settlement Strelitz was first mentioned in 1278. In 1329 it became a possession of the Lords of Mecklenburg. On 4 December 1349 city rights according to the Brandenburg pattern were granted by the Counts Otto and Ulrich of Fürstenberg. In 1701 Strelitz became the residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Duke Adolf Friedrich III of Mecklenburg-Strelitz built a new hunting lodge between 1726 and 1731, after the former castle burnt down in 1712. In 1733 he began to build a new city in Baroque style, which was called Neustrelitz. (Old) Strelitz declined after 1733 and was incorporated into Neustrelitz in 1931. The Stargard arm is stressing that the city historically belonged to the Lordship of Stargard. The bull's head is the heraldric animal of Mecklenburg.
    Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.297-298
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2020

    The arms were probably granted in 1794 by the Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, redesigned in 1990 and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.216. Flag and banner were not approved officially.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Apr 2020

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