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City of Nienburg an der Weser (Germany)

Stadt Nienburg(Weser), Landkreis Nienburg(Weser), Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2011-12-30 by german editorial team
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Current Flag

[Nienburg(Weser) flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2011

Nienburg is capital of the county having the same name.
Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow over blue horizontal tricolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2011

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. Above right in a golden (= yellow) field is a blue, rampant lion, armed and tongued red and surrounded by small red hearts. Below right is a black bear's paw armed red in a golden (=yellow) field. Left in a red field is an embattled, silver (=white) wall with an open port and a silver portcullis. The wall is topped by three narrow, silver(=white) torrets with black windows and blue, cone shaped roofs crowned by golden (=yellow) balls.
According to source the ensemble on the sinister side is considered to be a castle, known from seals since 1215. The paw is alluding to the counts of Hoya, who came in possession of the cizy in the late 13th century. In 1584 the city was overtaken by the Celle branch of the dukes from Welfen kin. The lion is alluding to them.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.61
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2011

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Nienburg(Weser) plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2011

Description of  flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a blue over yellow over red horizontal tricolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.61.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2011

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