Last modified: 2013-06-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a light blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this flag on 28 July 2004 in the harbour area.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 213
Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield upon a light blue base wavy is a red castle with an embattled tower and port and windows golden (= yellow).
Meersburg developed around the castle of the Bishops of Konstanz, was administrative seat of the bishops and gained city rights in 1299. The oldest seal is known since 1335 and displayss a castle (Burg) upon a base wavy, symbolizing the Bodensee aka Swabian Sea. The arms are thus canting. Since 1500 the pattern is also known from arms of the city. Even though the composition has not changed, the shape and size of the castle has changed considerably during the centuries. Former flags had been black - yellow or red - white. According to Stefan Schwoon neither the time frame nor the occasions of the changes are mentioned in literature.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.70
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 May 2013
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