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Comprehensive Municipality of Bodenwerder (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Bodenwerder, Landkreis Holzminden, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2011-12-30 by german editorial team
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The city calls itself also Münchhausenstadt Bodenwerder. Baron Karl Friedrich of Münchhausen was famous for his obviously incredible and naughty lies.

City of Bodenwerder


[Bodenwerder banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Description of banner:
The ratio is approx 5:2. It is a blue - red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.27
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a silver (= white) arcade, consisting of three arcs. In the bigger, central arc is a golden (= yellow) statant lion walking over silver (= white) pinnacles. In the sinister arc is a sinister bendy golden (=yellow) crozier. The arcade is topped by a silver (= white) building having two gables formed like stairs. Each gable is topped by a golden (= yellow) cross. The building is flanked by towers of the same colour topped by red, cone shaped roofs crowned by golden(=yellow) balls topped by crosses.
Bodenwerder gained city rights in 1287 from the lords of Homburg. The arms are based upon the first seal. The lion is taken from the arms of the lords of Homburg, the city wall and towers are symbolizing the fortified character of the city. The crozier was added in the 14th century symbolizing the bishops of Minden, who then ruled the city. The city became a possession of the dukes of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Seal and coat of arms since then remained unchanged.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.27
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Bodenwerder plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a blue over red horizontal bicolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.27.
Source: H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2011

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