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3:5 | stripes 2+3+2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 25 Feb 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International
Civic Arms website: Herne was an unimportant village until the mining
and industry started to develop in the last century. The village received
city rights in 1897. The current arms were granted on January 1st, 1975.
The arms combine the horse of Wanne-Eickel with the miner's tools from
the older arms, obvious symbols for (at the time) a mining town.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971 and the Herne city website.
From the city website:
(My abridged translation): The arms are yellow with a black forcene
horse and, on the top sinister, black
mining tools in saltire. The arms show a simplified combination of those
granted in 1929 to the city of Wanne-Eickel and in 1900 to Herne. The black
horse (Wanne-Eickel) refers to the wild horses which in the past could
be found in Emscherbruch, the mining tools (Herne) refer to the mining
industry tradition. The city's colours are yellow-black-yellow.
Santiago Dotor, 20 Dec 2001
Wanne-Eickel (City of Herne / Northrhine-Westphalia)
It is a horizontal yellow over black over yellow 3-stripes flag.
Source: Klemens STADLER, images by Max REINHART: "Deutsche Wappen Bd.VII Nordrhein-Westfalen" Bremen 1972; p.96.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jun 2007