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City of Wülfrath (Germany)

Stadt Wülfrath, Kreis Mettmann, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-09-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[City of Wülfrath flag] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011
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Current Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: 1(4) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Wülfrath version 21 January 1997, updated 22 September 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red field is a silver (=white) herdsman, killing a wolf of the same colour, by pushing his golden (=yellow) baton into the throat of the wolf. The herdman has also golden(=yellow) hair, bag and boots.
Meaning:
According to source the image is based upon a seal of the reformed parish church from 1630. The herdsman is symbolizing the (good) church struggling against the evil, here symbolized by the wolf. Furthermore the wolf is canting. The colours red and white are alluding to the dukes of Berg, the former rulers. Source: Stadler 1972, p.104

The coat of arms was granted to the city in 1827 and confirmed by Oberpräsident of the Prussian Rhineprovince in 1938.

Plain Flag reported 1972

[Wülfrath plain flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.104
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

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