Last modified: 2001-12-29 by santiago dotor
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by Stefan Schwoon
Blue-white with the arms. Sources: flag from Staack 1997, arms from Stadler 1964-1971.
Stefan Schwoon, 26 February 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
Remscheid became a city in 1808 and the arms were granted on February 18, 1854. The arms are based on a seal from 1556, and show in the upper part the lion of the Counts of Berg, who ruled the area in the 16th century. The sickle represents the speciality of the local forges, who were well known in a wide area. (...)
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 27 December 2001