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image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2007
Flag adopted ?
Description of the flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue (FIAV-codeB-) over white horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the centre of flag. The colours of the coat of arms are inverted to those of the flag. The shield is divided by a fessy wavy line with 4 waves. In the blue base is a silver (= white) fish (looks like a haddock or cod) facing the hoist.In the silver (= white) chief are two crossed red shelves connected with a black nail (depicted as a dot) and ending in heads of horses.
Those shelves are also today fixed on both ends of the ridge on top of the gables of farmhouses in Northern Germany from Flensburg down to the northern parts of Westphalia. In memory of Sleipnir, the horse with 8 legs, those crossed shelves were devoted to the pagan God Wodan (Odin in Scandinavia) in order to give protection.
I spotted this flag on 8 December 2006 in Börgerende-Rethwisch in front of the firebrigade-station.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2007
Flag and coat of arms were approved by minister of interior of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania on 9 August 2000, published in the roll of arms of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania as no. 0223.