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Marne-Nordsee Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Marne-Nordsee, Kreis Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Marne-Nordsee Subcounty flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013 See also:

Marne-Nordsee Subcounty (Amt Marne-Nordsee)

Marne-Nordsee Subcounty Flag

On 1 January 2008 the former Marne-Land subcounty was dissolved, the municipalities merged with the city of Marne and the municipality of Friedrichskoog, forming the new Amt Marne-Nordsee. The capital is Marne.

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013

Marne-Nordsee Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by two silver (=white) barrulets wavy into blue over green. Above is a silver (=white), flying seagull. Below is an silver (= white) wall with an open gate, crowned by three pinnacles.
Meaning:
The current subcounty was established on 1 January 2008, when the former subcounty of KLG Marne-Land merged with the city of Marne (capital of the subcounty) and the municipality of Friedrichskoog (no flag entity). The seagull is an endemic species. The barrulets are alluding to the North Sea.The embattled wall is taken from the arms of the city of Marne. The number of pinnacles is alluding to the three former entities. The open gate is symbolizing openness and transparency. The colours green and blue are symbolizing the interdependency between marshes and sea.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 9 July 2009. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013


Municipality of Helse

Helse Municipal Flag

[Helse municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Mar 2006
approved 23 Apr 1996

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is green - yellow - green vertical triband with ratio 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the centre of the yellow stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013

Helse Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a golden (= yellow) sculpture. The centre of the sculpture is blue.
Meaning:
The sculpture, looking a bit like a modern wind turbine, was made by Paul Heinrich Gnekow and stands in front of the local sports hall. The sculpture is symbolizing dynamics and progress. The blue centre is symbolizing the location near the sea.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.174

The flag was approved on 23 April 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 18 September 1995. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013


Municipality of Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog Municipal Flag

[Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 25 Mar 2006
approved 26 Jun 1983

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white over blue horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a "grainfield", consisting of ten golden (= yellow) grains issuant. The field is superimposed by eleven blue blossoms of bluebottles, ordered like a "W". Above are three silver (= white) seagulls with golden (= yellow) beaks ordered 2:1.
Meaning:
The arms are a revised version of the window of arms in the assembly hall of the administration building in Meldorf. The gulls are symbolizing the nearby North Sea. The field is symbolizing fertile soil reclaimed from the sea. The bluebottles had been the favourite flowers of Emperor Wilhelm I. The Prussian state had financed the dyking and reclamation in the area. Thus the flowers and their order in w-shape, which was the initial of the emperor, is an tribute to that popular monarch.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.197

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 26 June 1983. The artist is Oskar Schwindrazheim from Hamburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013


Municipality of Kronprinzenkoog

Kronprinzenkoog Municipal Flag

[Kronprinzenkoog municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Mar 2006
approved 29 Aug1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is green over yellow horizontal bicolour. The yellow stripe has a minor width and is superimposed by two black, horizontal, wavy lines.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013

Kronprinzenkoog Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield has a black base. The only figure is a bearded sower, wearing a green outfit spreading seeds out of a silver (= white) bag.
Meaning:
The arms are a revised version of the window of arms in the assembly hall of the administration building in Meldorf, built 1895 - 1899. The pattern was redesigned some 90 years later. The polder had been dyked between 1785 and 1787. Name giver was the Danish crown prince Frederik, later King Frederik VII. The black colour is symbolizing the fertile soil of the marshes and the yellow colour is symbolizing good harvests.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.214

The flag was approved on 29 August 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 18 February 1990. The artists are Hans Frieder Kühne and Oskar Schwindrazheim.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013


City of Marne

Marne City Flag

[Marne city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Oct 2008
approved 12 Dec 2007

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013

Marne Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: [Marne city coat of arms] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Oct 2008
In a blue shield is an end-to-end silver (=white) embattled wall masoned black (blue on flag) with an open gate and a golden (= yellow) portcullis. On the wall is St. Matthew, issuant, nimbed and dressed golden (= yellow) and holding a silver (= white) axe with a red shaft in his hands. The saint is flanked by two silver (= white) annulets.
Meaning:
The arms are based upon a medieval seal of the local parish. On the oldest seal from 1281 the saint was standing, nimbed and holding a book in his hands. Marne had been a market town and gained city rights - despite of being the capital of the Strandmannsdöffte since 1541 - not before 1891. The embattled wall is symbolizing the new status. The book had been replaced by an axe, alluding to Matthew's martyrdom. The annulets and, according to Stadler, also the wall are symbolizing dyking and land reclamation (no further information given). The version of 1892 fixed no tinctures. This was probably done in 1903 by Otto Hupp.
Sources: Reißmann 1997, p.236 and Stadler 1970, p.104

The flag was approved on 12 December 2007. The coat of arms was confirmed by the government of the Prussian province of Schleswig-Holstein on 8 August 1892. The artists are Adolf Matthias Hildebrandt and Gustav Adelbert Seyler.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013


Municipality of Neufeld

Neufeld Municipal Flag

[Neufeld municipal flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 Feb 2013
approved 14 Jan 1997

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. In the hoistward the municipal arms without the shield. In the flyward in blue four wavy lines, the uppermost with a somewhat larger distance from the upper edge. The lowermost is a continuation of the fess wavy from the arms.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 6 Feb 2013

Neufeld Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The base of the blue shield is divided by a golden (= yellow) fess wavy. Above is a silver (= white) boat topped by three golden (= yellow) ears of grain ordered per fess.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolizing the Elbe River. The boat is symbolizing the harbour of Neufeld. The ears aof grain are symbolizing the fertile soil. Their number is symbolizing the former municipalities of Kattrepel, Neuenkoogsdeich uand Neufeld, which had been independent until 1970.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.250

The flag was approved on 14 January 1997. The coat of arms was approved on 13 August 1996. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2013


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