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Willstätt Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Willstätt, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2020-08-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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Willstätt Municipality

Willstätt Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2020

Willstätt Coat of Arms

Shield Gules parted by a cross Or, the 2nd quarter displays a sinister facing swan issuant Argent.
Willstätt had been a fortified village since 1254. It became a possession of the Counts of Lichtenberg in 1288, and later of their heirs, the Counts of Hanau. It was seat of a district until the 18th century. The arms are based on a local seal from 1444. The damascene from the seals was kept. The swan is taken from the crest of the arms of the Counts of Lichtenberg.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.114
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2020

The arms were adopted in 1901. The banner was approved on 22 November 1984 by the county administration, published in GABl 402/1985.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Aug 2020

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