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Königstein (Taunus) City (Germany)

Stadt Königstein im Taunus, Hochtaunuskreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Königstein (Taunus) City

It is a vertical black-yellow-red tricolour with the coat of arms shifted to the top.
inhabitants 15,850
Hochtaunus County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 18 June 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, flanked by two towers Argent with port and windows Sable an inescutcheon. The inescutcheon is parted per fess. Above parted per pale, at dexter Or a lion rampant sinister facing Sable armed Gules, at sinister parted per fess Or over Gules. Beneath Argent three chevrons Gules.
Königstein gained city rights in 1313 from the Lords of Münzenberg-Falkenstein. The towers in the arms are symbolising Reichsburg Castle. The upper sinister half displays the arms of the Lords of Münzenberg-Falkenstein. The black lion is taken from the arms of the Counts of Nürings, who ruled the area in the 12th century. They were followed by the Lords of Münzenberg-Falkenstein, who, in turn were followed in 1418 by the Lords of Eppstein. The chevrons in the lower part of the inescutcheon are taken from the arms of the Lords of Eppstein.
The arms were granted in 1907 and are based on the local seal from 1535.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.57
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2017

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