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City of Waldbröl (Germany)

Stadt Waldbröl, Oberbergischer Kreis, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: waldbroel | bannerhead | base | inescutcheons(2) | plough share | lion(red) | crowned | double queued |
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[Waldbröl flag]   image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005 See also:

Current Flag

Description of flag:
It is a green - white - green horizontal triband with ratio 3:4:3. The coat of arms is in the white flaghead. The shades ofgreen in shet and coat of arms are the same. The golden colour of the coat of arms should be yellow upon flag and banner.
Source: This flag is in use and produced analogical to the description of banner in 2(4) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Waldbröl
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005, translated by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jul 2011

Banner

[Waldbröl banner] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005

Description of banner:
It is a green - white - green vertical triband with ratio 3:4:3. The coat of arms is in the white bannerhead.
Source: 2(4) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Waldbröl
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005, translated by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jul 2011

Coat of Arms

[Waldbröl CoA] image by Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (=yellow) shield has a green base divided by a silver (=white) wavy line. In the golden field is a black oak tree having green leaves and fruit. Besides the tree on the dexter side is a silver (=white) inescutcheon showing a gestürzt blue plough share. On the sinister side is silver (=white) inescutcheon showing a red, rampant, double queued lion, armed and crowned blue.
Meaning:
The plough share is symbolizing the historical importance of agriculture in this region, which had been industrialized very late. The lion is taken from the arms of the counts of Berg. The wvy line is symbolizing the Waldbröl creek, which has its source near Escherhof, which finally disembogues into river Sieg. It is understood, that "Bröl" has the meaning of swamp, therefore "Waldbröl" might have the meaning of swamp in the forest.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Waldbröl
Jarig Bakker, 13 Mar 2005, translated by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jul 2011


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