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City of Wesseling (Germany)

Stadt Wesseling, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-10-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wesseling flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jan 2012
approved 2 June 1977 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a white - red vertical bicolour with ratio 1:2. In the white stripe is a red, rampant lion, in the red stripe is a white baton topped by a fleur de lis with two birds sitting below on a horizontal bar turning their heads to one another.
Source: 3(4) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Wesseling version 19 June 1998, updated 28 October 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jan 2012

Banner

[Wesseling banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jan 2012

Description of banner:
It is a white - red vertical bicolour. In the white stripe is a red, rampant lion, in the red stripe is a white baton topped by a fleur de lis with two birds sitting below on a horizontal bar turning their heads to one another.
Source: 3(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Wesseling version 19 June 1998, updated 28 October 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jan 2012

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the red shield is a white baton topped by a fleur de lis with two birds sitting below on a horizontal bar turning their heads to one another. In the centre of the dexter side is a white inescutcheon showing a red, rampant lion.
Meaning:
According to source the coat of arms is based on the seal of the Niederwesseling Estate (Freiheit Niederwesseling), known from the 14th century. The lion is symbolizing the Counts of Berg, the former rulers for many centuries. The other ensemble is an allegorical ancient Christian depiction, a so called 'tree-of-life' (Ewald). The origin however is not known.
Sources: Stadler 1972, p.100 and 3(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Wesseling version 19 June 1998, updated 28 October 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jan 2012

Flag and banner probably were approved by Regierungspräsident Köln on 2 June 1977. The coat of arms was approved Oberpräsident of Prussian Rhineprovince in 1937 and confirmed in 1977.


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