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3:5 image by Jarig Bakker, 26 Aug 2008
Flag adopted ?
Just a link to the flag of Wunstorf (horizontally divided yellow above blue, city arms in the centre).
Wunstorf is in Hannover region (Region Hannover), Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen).
The arms, last on this (Wunstorf) page.
Jan Mertens, 24 Aug 2008
In blue with a silver castle open, golden gates and two towers with pitched roofs, of which the right square and decorated with a quatrefoil, the left round and two windows. Between the towers is a border, crowned, golden lion with red tongue, only with the hind legs the battlements of the wall untouched.
Justification: The left tower with embattled wreath and four passport window indicates the city or market church tower, the right with the high and narrow arched openings opposed to the collegiate church. This is expressed that city pen and pave the way for today's Wunstorf. The lion on the Peaks is the symbol of the Earl of Roden-Wunstorf, once the jurisdiction exercised in the city.
The coat of arms, according to a State Archives Hanover existing print of the label "Burgensium in Wunstorpe" from the year 1311 and replace the design until 1957, guided emblem of Wunstorf."
Translated by J. Patrick Fischer and Valentin Poposki, 26 Aug 2008
Description of flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a red over white over yellow horizontal tricolour.
Source: H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2011