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Grebenstein City (Germany)

Stadt Grebenstein, Landkreis Kassel, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Grebenstein city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Nov 2006
approved 27 September 1973 See also:

Grebenstein City

The banner is off-centred quartered of white and blue. The coat of arms is on the common point of all quarters.
inhabitants: 6,121
Kassel County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved on 27 September 1973
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 11 Nov 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Or; issuant from base a triplemount Azure, the outer peaks crowned by a linden twig with two leaves each; above a knight in blue armour coated Argent with sword and a shield Azure, charged with a lion barry of Gules and Argent, the knight is mounted on a sinister facing horse Argent bridled Gules.
The town was founded around 1300, and the oldest known seal of Grebenstein with prints from 1322 already displayed the Landgrave of Hesse, as his shield displays the arms of Hesse. The small linden leaves are probably the proper symbols of Grebenstein, before it became a city. All the later six seals until the 18th century display the knight with minor divergences. The pattern was recognised as coat of arms since 1605 (Siebmacher).
The arms were approved in 1939 by Oberpräsident (of Hessen-Nassau?), based on a draft of Otto Hupp.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.40
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 June 2017

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