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City of Müllheim (Germany)

Stadt Müllheim, Kreis Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2013-10-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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City of Müllheim

Müllheim City Flag

Description of flag:
It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Pascal Vagnat spotted this flag on 21 October 2004 in Gray (France - Franche-Comté - Haute-Sa˘ne), the partner city of Müllheim.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Oct 2013

Müllheim Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above the red field is divided by a golden (= yellow) pale, which is superimposed by three black chevrons. Below in a blue field are a two silver (= white) charges. A demi millwheel on the dexter side and a crescent with human face on the sinister side.
Meaning:
Müllheim was first mentioned in 758. In 1444 it became a possession of the Margraves of Hachberg-Sausenberg and in 1503 of the Counts of Baden. The fairly important town gained city right in 1810. The upper half displays the arms of the Lordship of Badenweiler. The capital of the Lordship was moved to Müllheim in 1727. The lower half displays the old village symbols. The wheel is a canting element, representing a mill (German: Mühle), while the meaning of the crescent is unknown. Wheel and crescent are known since 1691from a church bell made in Basel. It has an inscription saying "The village arms", and thus leaves no doubt. They had been known from seals but displayed in different order. In 1788 the arms of the Lordship of Badenweiler were added.
Sources: Stadler 1971, p.73 and Herwig John: "Wappenbuch des Landkreises Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald", Stuttgart 1994


Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Oct 2013


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