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City of Grevenbroich (Germany)

Stadt Grevenbroich, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-10-02 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: grevenbroich | lion(black) | wewelinghofen | swan | castle(silver) | masoned | embattled | inescutcheon |
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[Grevenbroich banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a red - white - red vertical triband with ratio 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the central stripe and shifted to the top.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Grevenbroich, version 22 December 1994, update 20 September 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a silver (=white) castle masoned black. It has an embattled high tower and an embattled lower appendix. Upon the dexter middle point of the shield is a golden (= yellow) inescutcheon showing a black rampant lion, tongued red.
Meaning:
According to source the pattern has its roots in the seals known since 1308. The castle is a very old fortress, which was gained by the counts of Jülich, after the counts of Kessel had died out. Then the village of Bruche was renamed into Grevenbruche alluding to the counts of Jülich. The inescutcheon also is symbolizing the counts of Jülich.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.45
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011

Borough of Wewelinghofen

[Wewelinghofen flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011

Wewelinghofen Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (=white) field is a golden (= yellow) helmet, which is crested by the neck of a black swan , armed golden (= yellow) and tongued red. The neck is flanked by three red roses/ rosettes seeded golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
According to source he image is taking from seals of the Wewelinghofen family and is known since the early 15th century. The whole ensemble in the seal just had been the crest. This is an unique pattern all over Northrhine-Westphalia. The rosettes had been added in 1644.
The coat of arms was approved by Oberpräsident of Prussian Rhineprovince in 1938. Wewelinghofen had gained city rights in 1839.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.101
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Aug 2011

Wewelinghofen plain Flag

[Wevelinghofen plain flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007

Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.101
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jul 2007


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