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Wittenberg Luther City (Germany)

Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Landkreis Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt

Last modified: 2019-03-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lutherstadt Wittenberg flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Feb 2007
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Wittenberg Luther City

Wittenberg is the seat of the namesake county and has more than 45,000 inhabitants.
Source: Günther 1996a
Stefan Schwoon, 21 Apr 2001

Wittenberg Flag

It is a black over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, version 3 August 2015
Jörg Majewski, 2 Feb 2007

Wittenberg Banner

[Lutherstadt Wittenberg banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Feb 2007

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, version 3 August 2015
Jörg Majewski, 2 Feb 2007

Wittenberg Coat of Arms

[Lutherstadt Wittenberg CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Feb 2007

Shield Argent with base Azure, charged with a fish najnt Argent; issuant from base a castle Gules, consisting of two embattled towers with cone roofs Azure, topped by balls Or, connected by an embattled wall, in centre a small tower with blue spire, the whole flanked by two embattled towers Gules, the wall is charged with two inescutcheons: at dexter in bend sinister per fess Sable over Argent, charged with two swords Gules in saltire; at sinister barry of ten of sable and Or, charged with an embowed crancelin in bend-
Meaning:
Wittenberg developed around a castle, built in 1180 and gained city rights in 1293. It was one of the main cities at that time in Saxony and capital of the Duchy of Sachsen-Wittenberg. The arms are based on the oldest seals of the city, known since 1320. The castle is representing the city itself, the river is the Elbe River crossing the city. The two inescutcheons are the arms of Saxony (sinister) and the arms of the Archmarshall of the Holy Roman Empire (dexter). The Dukes of Saxony held this title (see also the arms of Wittenberg County).
Sources: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, version 3 August 2015 and Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018

The arms were approved on 5 December 1995.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2018


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