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Sonnenstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Sonnenstein ,Kreis Eichsfeld, Thuringia

Last modified: 2016-10-22 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: sonnenstein | bockelnhagen | juetzenbach | silkerode | stoeckey | weiszenborn-luederode | bend sinister(wavy) | fishhook | wheel |
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Presentation of Sonnenstein

Sonnenstein was established on 1 December 2011, when the independent municipalities of Bockelnhagen, Holungen, Jützenbach, Silkerode, Steinrode, Stöckey, Weißenborn-Lüderode and Zwinge merged. All municipalities had been already connected before in the VG Eichsfeld-Südharz. Municipalities not mentioned below had no proper flags.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Bockelnhagen Municipality (- 2011)

Bockelnhagen Banner

[Bockelnhagen banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Mar 2013
approved 23 January 1995

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016

Bockelnhagen Coat of Arms

The shield is red, divided by a silver bend sinister, charged with a blue barrulet sinister, in dexter chief is a silver tower, in sinister base a silver fishhook.
Meaning:
Bockelnhagen consisted of the settlements of Bockelnhagen proper and Weilrode. The bend wavy is symbolizing the fountains of Weilröder Eller, a local creek. The hook is taken from the arms of the Lords of Bockelnhagen, a branch of the Rieme kin. The tower is representing the ruined castle of Allerburg.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.35
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Presentation of Bockelnhagen

Bockelnhagen had 625 inhabitants in 1995 and covers 18.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Jützenbach Municipality (- 2011)

Jützenbach Banner

[Jützenbach banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Mar 2013
approved 9 June 1994

It is red-white-red banner divided 1:2:1 with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016

Jützenbach Coat of Arms

The shield is red, divided by a silver bend sinister wavy. In dexter chief is a silver mitre, in sinister base a silver 6-spokes wheel.
Meaning:
The bend wavy is a canting element, representing the name giving Jützenbach, a local creek. The mitre is alluding to nearby Gerode monastery. The last two abbots of the monastery came from Jützenbach. The wheel is symbolizing the Archishops of Mainz, the former rulers.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.72
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Presentation of Jützenbach

Jützenbach had 574 inhabitants in 1995 and covers 8.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Silkerode Municipality (- 2011)

Silkerode Banner

[Silkerode banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 March 2013
approved 9 June 1994

It is a white-red vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016

Silkerode Coat of Arms

The shield is parted per pale, at dexter a red oak leaf in a silver field, at sinister a silver fishhook in a red field. The shield has a golden chief charged with a blue bar wavy.
Meaning:
The bar wavy is representing Silke creek, name giver of the municipality. The hook is taken from the arms of the Lords of Minnigerode, a branch of the Rieme kin and local rulers in the past. The leaf is symbolizing the local oak groves.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.108
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Presentation of Silkerode

Silkerode had 411 inhabitants in 1995 and covers 11.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Stöckey Municipality (- 2011)

Stöckey Banner

[Stöckey banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Mar 2013
approved 30 June 1993

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016

Stöckey Coat of Arms

The shield is mantled. The field above right is chequered of red and silver. The field above left is red, divided by a silver bend wavy. The field beneath is golden, issuant from base is a red linden bush.
Meaning:
The chequered field is alluding to the Counts of Hohenstein, the former rulers. The bend wavy is symbolizing the local Helme fountain. The bush is alluding to the fact, that the municipality was built by forest clearance in the middle ages. It is also a canting element, as the meaning of Stöckey is something like coppice. Furthermore linden trees are the predominant local species.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.111
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Presentation of Stöckey

Stöckey had 481 inhabitants in 1995 and covers 7.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Weißenborn-Lüderode (- 2011)

Weißenborn-Lüderode Banner

[Weißenborn-Lüderode banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Mar 2013
approved 18 June 1993

It is a white-red vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016

Weißenborn-Lüderode Coat of Arms

The shield is red with a silver base wavy parted twice. Above is a silver 6-spokes wheel. In chief are a mattock and a sword flamant in saltire, both are silver.
Meaning:
The wheel is alluding to the Archbishops of Mainz, the former rulers. The base wavy is canting, representing former Weißenborn (= white fountain) municipality and Weißenborn creek and Geröder eller creek as well. The mattock as an instrument of forest clearance is representing the former municipalities of Lüderode and Gerode. The suffix "-rode" is very common for settlements, which had been created by forest clearance. The sword is an attribute of St. Michael, patron saint of the Benedictine monastery of Gerode.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.122
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


Presentation of Weißenborn-Lüderode

Weißenborn-Lüderode had 1539 inhabitants in 1995 and covers 26.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2016


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