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City of Munster (Germany)

Stadt Munster, Heidekreis, Lower Saxony

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City of Munster

Munster City Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: I spotted this flag on 17 December 2012 in the tourist office of Munster.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Dec 2012

Munster City Ceremonial Flag


[Munster city ceremonial flag] 1:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Dec 2012

Description of flag:
The ratio is 1:1. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour with golden fringes. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. The flag is fixed by six white nooses on a polished wooden pole. The pole has two clads of brass and a gilded finial.
Source: I spotted this flag on 17 December 2012 in the assembly hall of the town hall of Munster.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Dec 2012

Munster City plain Banner


[Munster plain banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Dec 2012

Description of plain banner:
It is a blue - white vertical bicolour. Source below mentions a "flag", but according to the facility manager there only exist banners for outdoor use.
Source: 2(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Munster, version 1 January 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Dec 2012

Munster City Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a blue dragon, armed and tongued red. The blue chief is superimposed by a silver (= white) sword.
Meaning:
The elements of the arms are taken from the legend of St. George. The sword is the proper weapon to fight the evil, symbolized by the dragon. Both are alluding to the close connection between city and army. In 1893 one of the biggest German military training areas was established in the village of Munster. The strong military forces, which had their base here before WW1 and WW2 and again since 1956 formed the character of the village and caused an economic advancement and a growth of population. As a result Munster gained city rights in 1967. The coat of arms had been adopted in 1937 and was confirmed with different colours by Regierungspräsident Lüneburg in 1967. Source: Stadler 1970, p.60
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Dec 2012


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