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Flecken Horneburg (Samtgemeinde Horneburg, Stade county; Lower Saxony)
Description of flag: The ratio is estimated 3:5. It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
Description of coat of arms: In a golden field is a red castle masoned black, having a golden door and a pinnacled tower flanked by two turrets. The base is black containing a golden horn.
See also: Hauptsatzung of Flecken Horneburg, dated 22 August 1996, published in (Nds. GVBl p.382), last updated on 15 July 1997.
Meaning: The arms are canting, showing a horn and a castle (German: Burg).
For further information click: www.horneburg.de
Source: I spotted this flag on 6 May 2009 in front of the DLRG rescue station near Horneburg.
*A "Samtgemeinde", also called "collective municipality" is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community in Lower Saxony.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009