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City of Nuremberg (Mittelfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)

Stadt Nürnberg

Last modified: 2002-01-18 by santiago dotor
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[City of Nuremberg (Bavaria, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon

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Red over white, presently without the arms.

Dieter Linder, 18 November 1998

Red-white bicolor. Sources: Staack 1997 and Stadler 1964-1971.

Stefan Schwoon, 5 March 2001

Colours from the sinister escutcheon of the arms. From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

Nürnberg became a city in 1219 and became one of the most important cities in present Bavaria. The city uses two different arms; the greater arms with the eagle with a king's head and the lesser arms with the eagle and red bends. Both were adopted in 1936. (...) The lesser arms are known as the real arms since 1240, where they are first mentioned. The arms showed a shield divided in five bends silver [white] and red. The arms are probably derived from the arms of the first viscounts of Nürnberg. (...) During the centuries the number of bends changed regularly and were finally fixed in 1936.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 11 January 2002

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