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Eltville upon Rhine City (Germany)

Stadt Eltville am Rhein, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Eltville upon Rhine city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Aug 2006
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Eltville upon Rhine City

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 16,945
Rheingau-Taunus County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved 1967
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.30
Jörg Majewski, 21 Aug 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules two 6-spokes wheels Argent in pale connected by a crosslet of the same, at sinister Argent a key Gules in pale.
The arms are known since the 14th century, as they appeared on a fortification tower and in a church in the town dating from the 14th century. The arms also appeared on 16th century boundary stones, and in 1600 also on the local seal. The oldest seal displays the wheel of the Archbishopric of Mainz and the personal arms of Archbishop Heinrich of Virneburg of Mainz, who granted the city rights in 1332. Later seals display the wheel of Mainz and the key, but the key placed below the wheel. The double wheel is representing the Archbishopric of Mainz and the key is an attribute of St. Peter. Position and tinctures changed various times throughout the centuries. The version of Otto Hupp displays a blue key in a silver field at dexter and was based upon the official definition given in 1908.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.30
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2017

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