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City of Oldenburg in Holstein (Germany)

Stadt Oldenburg in Holstein, Kreis Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Oldenburg in Holstein flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2006
approved 22 April 1981 See also:

City of Oldenburg (Holstein)

Oldenburg (Holstein) City Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a plain, blue flag. The figures of the coat of arms without shield are slightly shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2012

Oldenburg (Holstein) Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a golden (= yellow) tower having two levels. Both levels are embattled. The lower level is masoned black and has an open gate. The upper level has three blue windows, the central window is shaped like a quatrefoil. Above the tower is a red inescutcheon displaying a silver (= white) nettle leaf.
The current coat of arms is based upon a seal of the village of Aldenburg. Count Adolf IV of Holstein granted city rights to Aldenburg in 1235. The tower is probably a canting element, symbolizing the old castle (German: alte Burg). The inescutcheon is symbolizing the counts of Holstein, the former rulers.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.262 and Stadler 1970, p.106

The flag was approved on 22 April 1981. The coat of arms was confirmed on 5 August 1936.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2012

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