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Kronberg (Taunus) City (Germany)

Stadt Kronberg im Taunus, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kronberg (Taunus) city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 June 2006
approved 21 Oct 1975, in use since 1908 See also:

Kronberg (Taunus) City

It is a vertical red-white-blue tricolour with the coat of arms shifted to the top. The shield is crested by a coronet topped by a bunch of black feathers.
inhabitants 17,858
Hochtaunus county
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved 21 Oct 1975, in use since 1908
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 22 June 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield thrice parted per fess of Argent and Gules, in base three vairs Azure ordered 2:1.
The arms are identical to the arms of the town as used on the seal of the local court from 1620. The arms are based on the arms of the Kronberg kin, who named themselves after the village and castle, and who granted the city rights in 1330. The arms show in the base three helmets, derived from the 'vair' in the arms of the family (e.g. also in the lower half of the arms of the Obertaunus County).
The arms were granted in 1907 with a helmet and as a crest a bunch of black feathers (some say a pine cone). These attributes are still used in the municipal banner.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.58
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2017

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