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City of Schweinfurt (Unterfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)

Stadt Schweinfurt

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[City of Schweinfurt (Bavaria, Germany)] by Stefan Schwoon

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I do not have an illustration or photo of the city flag, but only a written hint. The source is Stadler 1968, p. 64: "(...) die Flagge ist blau mit schildlosem wei├čem Adler", that is, "the flag is blue with a representation of a white eagle without any shield". The heraldic description of the city arms reads, "In Blau ein silberner Adler" ["Azure, an eagle Argent"]. The source is the same as above. That means, the eagle is one-headed with the head directed to heraldic dexter.

Dieter Linder, 19 November 1998

Blue banner [hanging flag] with the arms. Schweinfurt was formerly an imperial city, hence the arms show the imperial eagle (with changed colours). Sources: flag from Staack 1997, arms from Stadler 1964-1971.

Stefan Schwoon, 4 March 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms show the imperial eagle. The eagle already appears on the oldest coins of the city, which date from the middle of the 13th century. The oldest seal, dating from around 1280, also shows the eagle, as do all eight other historical seals of the city. The colours on the other hand have changed regularly: in the 15th century silver [white] on black, in 1608 mentioned as silver [white] on violet, later black on gold. Since 1771 the present colours are commonly used. Why these colours are chosen is not known.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 10 January 2002