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Donnersbergkreis County (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)

Landkreis Donnersbergkreis

Last modified: 2005-02-12 by santiago dotor
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[Donnersbergkreis County (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag adopted 27th October 1981, coat-of-arms adopted 4th September 1981

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Divided blue and yellow, bearing the arms. Granted 27.10.1981. Sources: Debus 1988 and Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website.

Stefan Schwoon, 29 January 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on September 4, 1981. The two wheels in the upper part are taken from the arms of the two former districts [Kirchheimbolanden and Rockenhausen]. The blue wheel of Hohenfelsen is taken from the Rockenhausen arms, the red wheel of Bolanden from the Kirchheimbolanden arms. The green point symbolises the forested Donnersberg mountain. The sun symbolises the sunny plains and the importance of viticulture in the district.

[The blue wheel on white was originally the blue] wheel of the Lords of Falkenstein, and later the county Falkenstein. The Lords of Falkenstein (extinct in 1418) owned the castle Donnersberg in [Rockenhausen].

[The red] wheel is taken from the arms of the Lords of Bolanden, the oldest noble family in the area.

Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.

Santiago Dotor, 23 October 2001

Hanging Flag


[Donnersbergkreis County hanging flag (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon