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3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Nov 2007
Flag adopted 1935
The flag of Schleswig is blue-yellow. Schleswig is not a county-free
city, it is in Schleswig-Flensburg county.
The colours are obviously derived from the duchy of Schleswig. Source:
Stefan Schwoon, 12 Feb 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International
Civic Arms website: " Schleswig was already an important town in the
10th century and seat of a bishop since 934. In 1100 the city was enlarged
and became the capital of the newly formed Duchy
of Schleswig, formed by the Kings of Denmark. The oldest seals date
from the early 13th century and already show the same composition. The
present arms were granted in 1935 and based on the oldest seal. The colours
are not historical, but are based on the colours of the Duchy of Schleswig.
The castle is the local castle, the moon and crescent are probably religious
symbols. The waves symbolise the bay of Schlei.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 22 Nov 2001
City of Schleswig
county Schleswig-Flensburg, state Schleswig-Holstein
flag adopted: 14th December 2006
source: City Statutes.
Jörg Majewski, 30 Nov 2007