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Südheide Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Südheide, Landkreis Celle, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-03-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Südheide flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017 See also:

Introduction of Südheide

Südheide was established on 1 January 2015, when the former municipalities of Hermannsburg and Unterlüß merged.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017

Current Flag

The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017

Coat of Arms

The shield is parted per pale, at dexter in a golden field a labarum (German: Kirchenfahne) Azure with pole Sable topped by an orb Sable, at sinister in a blue field above a cogwheel Argent, beneath a winged wheel Or.
Meaning:
The labarum is representing former Hermannsburg Municipality, today being the seat of Südheide, the wheels are representing former Unterlüß Municipality.
Source:
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017


Hermannsburg Municipality (- 2014)

Hermannsburg Flag

[Hermannsburg flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow over blue horizontal 3-stripes flag with arms shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017

Hermannsburg Banner

[Hermannsburg banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical 3-stripes flag with arms shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017

Hermannsburg Coat of Arms

In a shield Or is a labarum (German: Kirchenfahne) Azure with pole Sable topped by an orb Sable.
Meaning:
The three ends of the labarum are symbolizing the Holy Trinity. The orb is symbolizing that Hermannsburg is an important centre of Christian Mission. For more details look at English WIKIPEDIA.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.48
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017


Unterlüß Municipality (- 2014)

Unterlüß Flag

[Unterlüß municipal flag] 3:5 image located by Pete Loeser, 1 Apr 2013

It is a green over golden (=yellow) horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: this online catalogue and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Unterlüß, version 13 October 2005, updated 16 April 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2013

Unterlüß Plain Banner


[Unterlüß plain banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2013

Description of plain banner:
It is a green - yellow vertical bicolour. The banner is fixed on a pole striped of green and yellow.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2013

Unterlüß Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess into gold (= yellow) over green. Above are three green fir trees ordered per fess. Below is a silver (= white) cogwheel on the dexter side and a golden (= yellow) winged wheel on the sinister side, the latter slightly superimposing the former.
Meaning:
Unterlüß was established in 1847 alongside the railway line from Hannover to Hamburg. The first finished building was the railway station. In 1899 the German arms factory Rheinmetall settled down here and opened a factory producing muzzles and a shooting range. The trees are symbolizing the Lüßwald, a nature protection area being part of the Südheide. The cogwheel is symbolizing (defence) industry and the winged wheel is symbolizing the railway.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Unterlüß, version 13 October 2005, updated 16 April 2009
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2013


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