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City of Bernau (Barnim County, Brandenburg, Germany)

Stadt Bernau

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[City of Bernau (Barnim County, Brandenburg, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon



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Description

Bernau is in Barnim county to the northeast of Berlin (approx. 20,000 inhabitants). The flag is green-white-red with the arms in the white stripe. Source: Günther 1995 (Erwin Günther, Ostdeutsche Stadtflaggen (1): Land Brandenburg, in Der Flaggenkurier, no. 1, 1995).

Stefan Schwoon, 6 April 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city, known since 1347. The eagle is the eagle of Brandenburg, the bear is canting. The tree originally was a linden tree and is either a symbol of justice, or for the forests in the area.

Literature: Bensing et al. 1984.

Santiago Dotor, 30 April 2002

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