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Neustadt at Kulm City (Germany)

Stadt Neustadt am Kulm, Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Neustadt at Kulm city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2022
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Neustadt at Kulm City

Neustadt Banner

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

Neustadt Coat of Arms

Shield Or two mounts Vert each one topped by an embattled tower Gules, between the mounts a church Argent with roofs Gules topped by two crosslets Or, on central chiefpoint an inescutcheon quartered of Argent and Sable.
The arms are a representation of the local landscape, as the city is located between two cone shaped mountains, the rough Kulm and the bad Kulm, topped by castles. The inescutcheon is alluding to the Hohenzollern kin as local rulers. The oldest city seal, known by a print from 1436, displayed the quartered shield in bend crested by the head of a hound. Since 1555 and in 1668 the arms displayed in a red shield a silver embattled wall between two towers with an impending golden star between the towers. In 1559 the privileges of a city were confirmed. Since then local seals displayed the current pattern, but with a stylised city instead of the church. The city was replaced by a church by Otto Titan von Hefner in 1862 and by Otto Hupp in 1930.
1) Stadler 1968 p.20
2) "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz," Regensburg 1991, pp.100-101
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2022

The banner is used without approval. The arms were granted in 1559 by Margrave Georg Friedrich of Brandenburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 June 2022

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