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City of Finsterwalde (Elbe-Elster County, Brandenburg, Germany)

Stadt Finsterwalde

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[City of Finsterwalde (Elbe-Elster County, Brandenburg, Germany)] by Stefan Schwoon


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Finsterwalde, another town in Elbe-Elster County, uses a green-white banner with the arms in the middle. The colours are a reminder of the Saxon reign over the city until 1815. Source: Günther 1996c.

Stefan Schwoon, 14 April 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms can already be seen on the oldest medieval seal of the city. The arms show the city wall and tower, with two canting trees, for the -wald (forest) part of the name.

Literature: Bensing et al. 1984.

Santiago Dotor, 17 May 2002

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