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Speyer City (Germany)

Stadt Speyer, Rheinland-Pfalz

Last modified: 2023-03-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Speyer city flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 2 Mar 2001
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Speyer City

Speyer Flag

It is a red-white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Debus 1988
Stefan Schwoon, 2 Mar 2001

Speyer Banner

[Speyer city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Mar 2023

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Debus 1988
Stefan Schwoon, 2 Mar 2001

Speyer Coat of Arms

Shield Argent a church Gules with roofs Azure topped by crosslets Or.
The arms show the stylised western façade of the local cathedral, where the graves of four medieval German emperors (Konrad II, Heinrich III, Heinrich IV, Heinrich V) and of four medieval German kings (Philipp of Schwaben, Rudolph of Habsburg, Adolf of Nassau, Albert of Austria) are. The oldest seal of the city dates from the early 13th century and shows the northern part of the cathedral. (...) The cathedral can be seen in the arms of the city in a roll of arms from 1398, a relief from 1469 and many images from later centuries. As there was no consistency in the images, it was decided in 1845 to use the western façade of the cathedral in the arms. The colours are known since the 16th century.
Source: Stadler 1966, p.59
Santiago Dotor, 8 Jan 2002

It might be worth mentioning that although the city is nowadays usually spoken of in English by its German name, it was for centuries called Spires in English, and Spier in Dutch. If I recall correctly, the French name is Spire.
Mike Oettle, 26 June 2002

Flag and banner are traditional. The arms were granted in 1845 by King Ludwig I of Bayern.
Santiago Dotor, 8 Jan 2002

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