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City of Augsburg (Germany)

Stadt Augsburg, Schwaben District, Bavaria

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[City of Augsburg (Bavaria, Germany)] image by Stefan Schwoon, 8 Mar 2001 See also:

Augsburg city

Red over green over white (a breach of the heraldic colour rules), always without the arms.
Dieter Linder, 18 Nov 1998

Red-green-white, shown as a banner [hanging flag] on Staack 1997. The colours are derived from the arms which are parted per pale red and white with a Zirbelnuss [pine-cone] in the center.
Stefan Schwoon, 8 Mar 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The oldest known seal of Augsburg dates from 1237 and shows a city gate under a star. In the gate there is a so-called tree-of-life. From 1260 until the 19th century the seals of the city showed the same composition, but with a bunch of grapes in the gate. The grapes are a canting symbol, Augster is a variety of grapes. In the meantime the arms developed separately. In the 15th century the grapes appear in images on a red and white shield. The shield is taken from the arms of the Bishops of Augsburg. In the late 15th century an antique pine tree cone was found in the city and the grapes were subsequently changed into a so-called Zirbelnuss.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 1 Feb 2002

Göggingen (Augsburg)

On a VintagePostcard is an image of the 1925 gymnastics festival in Göggingen (Augsburg): gymnast with flag repeating the red and green colours found in the arms:
Is this flag still in use?
Jan Mertens, 10 Dec 2004

The city colours of Göggingen were indeed green and red, mentioned in Deutsches StÀdtebuch V,2 (see bib entry [keyXX]). Göggingen received town rights in 1969, but was integrated into the city of Augsburg only three years later.
Official usage must have ceased with the integration into Augsburg. Whether the flag is still used inofficially is hard to say, but it is quite possible.
Stefan Schwoon, 11 Dec 2004

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