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Nienburg upon Saale City (Germany)

Stadt Nienburg an der Saale, Salzlandkreis, Saxony-Anhalt

Last modified: 2019-06-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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Nienburg upon Saale City

Nienburg Flag

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Nienburg City, version 18 October 2018
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2019

Nienburg Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base Vert, a castle Gules with port and windows Argent, a wall Gules masoned Sable with six turrets Gules with roofs Azure, two embattled towers Gules with roofs Azure and two oriel turrets of the same each, a linden leaf Vert on top of the port's gable.
In the region an imperial monastery was erected in 975, straight at the eastern border of the Holy Roman Empire. The Archbishops of Magdeburg gained control over the monastery in 1166. In the 13th century it was acquired by the Askanian kin as reeves of the monastery. Near the monastery a settlement developed, which was called a city in 1233. The pattern of the arms appeared first on a local city seal from 1457. The linden leaf probably had been a trefoil before, alluding to the Benedictine monks of the local monastery.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA and Bensing et alii 1984, p.325
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2019

The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 June 2019

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