Last modified: 2013-10-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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Description of banner:
It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this banner on 21 March 2004 at the local festival hall.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess into black over blue. Above is a golden (= yellow), double queued demi lion issuant, crowned , armed and tongued red. Below are two silver (= white) hooks, crossed per saltire.
The arms combine the lion of the Palatinate and two hooks as a canting symbol (German: Haken; local: Hogckna, i.e. hook). The arms were based upon a 16th century seal of the village. It displayed a Palatine lion couchant guardant above the two hooks. A later seal shows three roses in addition to the hooks in the lower part of the shield. When the town became a dominion of Baden, the lion was removed. The hooks were still used in the arms and symbols of the town. The lion was reinstalled in 1893.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.54
The present coat of arms was granted in 1895, when the town gained city rights.
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