This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Celle City (Germany)

Stadt Celle, Landkreis Celle, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-03-05 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: celle | garssen | gr.hehlen | westercelle | inescutcheon | lion(blue) | towers(3) | wall | horse(head) | gable | linden(leaf) |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors




[Celle flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 24 Nov 2011 See also:

Current Flag

The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2011

Current Banner

[Celle banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2017

The ratio is 5:2. It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017

Flag with Greater Arms

[Celle w/ GCoA flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2017

The ratio is 2:3. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The greater coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017

Banner with Greater Arms

[Celle w/ GCoA banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2017

The ratio is 5:2. It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The greater coat of arms is in the centre of the banner.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Celle plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Description of  flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.31.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

In a blue shield is a silver (= white) city wall masoned black topped by three towers of the same kind. The towers have red cone shaped roofs. In the open black gate is an inescutcheon showing a blue, rampant lion in a golden (=yellow) field and surrounded by red hearts. The shield is placed bendily.
Meaning:
According to source the inescutcheon shows the arms of the Welfen family. The wall with towers probably is symbolizing city rights. The ensemble is known from seals since 1310 and especially from a stone carved version at the local townhall from 1603. The hearts have been taken from the Danish coat of arms. They were added in the 18th century.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2011

Greater Coat of Arms

The shield is topped by a helmet Or, open Gules , crested by two sickles Argent hilted Gules and with scarves Azure and Argent.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017


Garßen Borough

Garßen Flag

[Celle-Garßen flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2017

The ratio is 2:3. It is a horizontal 3-stripes flag red over white over red with ratio 1:3:1 and coat of arms shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017

Garßen Banner

[Celle-Garßen banner] 2:1 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2017

It is a vertical 3-stripes banner red-white-red over red with ratio 1:3:1 and coat of arms shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017

Garßen Coat of Arms

The shield is Gules, a chevron Argent, extended by two shelves Argent in saltire, ending in horse heads Argent. The chevron is flanked by two oak branches Argent acorned Or. In base is a harrow Or.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017


Groß Hehlen Borough

Groß Hehlen Flag

[Celle-Groß Hehlen flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski,

The ratio is 2:3. It is a horizontal 3-stripes flag green over white over green with ratio 1:3:1 and coat of arms shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Groß Hehlen Banner

[Celle-Groß Hehlen banner] 2:1 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2017

It is a vertical 3-stripes banner green-white-green over red with ratio 1:3:1 and coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017

Groß Hehlen Coat of Arms

The shield is Gules with base Vert, two shelves Argent in saltire, ending in horse heads Argent, flanked by two Benedictine crosses Or and superimposed by a kettle hook Or, the base is parted from the rest by a bar wavy Argent with a knob of the Same.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017


Westercelle Borough

Westercelle Banner

[Celle-Westercelle banner] 2:1 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Feb 2017

It is a vertical 3-stripes banner green-white-green over red with ratio 1:3:1 and coat of arms shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017

Westercelle Coat of Arms

The shield is Vert, divided by a bendlet sinister wavy Argent, in dexter chief a horse head Argent, in sinister base a birch leaf Argent.
Meaning:
The bendlet wavy is representing Fuhse Creek, that runs through the municipality and is base of the local drainage structure. The green colour is symbolizing the importance of agriculture, the horse head is not only a symbol for agriculture, but also of the horse breeding station in the municipality. The birch leaf is symbolizing the many forests in the area, and birchs are the predominant species of trees.
The arms were approved in 1962 by Regierungspräńsident of Lüneburg, when Westercelle still had been the biggest rural municipality (German: Landgemeinde) of the county.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.82
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2017 / 5 Mar 2017



back to Celle cities and municipalities click here