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Dransfeld Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Dransfeld, Landkreis Göttingen, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-08-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[SG Dransfeld colours] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2017
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Dransfeld Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

The comprehensive muncipality is located next to Hann(oversch) Münden and consists of the small city of Dransfeld and the surrounding municipalities of Bühren, Jühnden, Niemetal and Scheden. According to 2(2) of local Hauptsatzung (version 12 July 2000) there are just colours green, yellow (golden) and black.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2011 / 4 Aug 2017


Dransfeld City

Dransfeld Flag

[Dransfeld city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2017

It is a black over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2017

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Dransfeld plain flag 1891] 1:2, image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2011

The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a black over yellow horizontal bicolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.35
Source: H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2011

Dransfeld Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a lion passant Or armed Sable.
Meaning:
Dransfeld gained city rights in 1305 from the Göttingen branch of the Dukes of Braunschweig. The oldest seal of the city from the same time displayed the sinister facing golden lion guardant of the Welfen kin, rulers of the Duchies of Braunschweig, beneath a city wall. But a secret seal from the 14th century already displayed the lion alone, dexter facing and passant. Since then the lion had never changed. The colours of the arms had been doubtful. Otto Hupp (around 1925) displayed the lion in the current colours, while Klemens Stadler displayed the lion armed golden in a black field. The flag colours had been the main colours of the arms as displayed by Stadler in 1967.
Sources:
Ralf Hartemink's webpage and Stadler 1970, p.35
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Aug 2017


Bühren Municipality

Bühren Flag

[Bühren municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017

It is a white over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017

Bühren Coat of Arms

Shield Gules with base Sable; in chief two linden branches Argent, each having six leaves; between shield and base a fess Argent, masoned Sable with a bell frame of the same; the bell Or is superimposing the base.
Source:
this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017


Jühnde Municipality

Jühnde Flag

[Jühnde municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017

It is a white over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017

Jühnde Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, issuant from base a castle Argent with an embattled wall, port and windows Sable, a half open portcullis Or and a mansard roof Or; the tower is charged with an inescutcheon Gules in bend sinister, charged with a battle axe Or.
Meaning:
The arms display local Jühnde Castle (see
this photo), the inescutcheon probably displays the arms of the Lords of Jüne, name givers of the municipality. The wheat ears are symbolising agriculture.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017


Niemetal Municipality

Niemetal Flag

[Niemetal municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017

It is a white over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017

Niemetal Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess wavy, above Vert a stem Argent in bend with two alder leaves Argent, beneath Argent a stem Vert in bend with two oak leaves Vert, the stems continue one another.
Meaning:
The number of leaves is referring to the number of former municipalities as follows: Ellershausen, Imbsen, Löwenhagen and Varlosen. The stem with oak leaves is taken from the arms of Löwenhagen, the stem with alder leaves from the arms of Ellershausen. The wavy line of partition is alluding to Nieme River, name giver of the municipality.
Source:
this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017


Scheden Municipality

Scheden Flag

[Scheden municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017

It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017

Scheden Coat of Arms

Shield quartered; 1st quarter Or a Latin cross Sable, charged with a crosslet Or ending in clover stems; 2nd and 3rd quarter Azure a broad bend sinister wavy; 4th quarter Or an antler Sable; in heart point an inescutcheon Azure, charged with a triangle Or topped by a crosslet of the same.
Meaning:
The cross with clover stems is representing Dankelshusen, where the local parish church had been, the cloverstems are representing the villages of that parish. The antler with starry points is a very rare heraldic symbol, a so called Cheruscian sign. It is taken from the seal of Dietrich of Meensen from 1352. The wavy bends are symbolising Schede, a creek crossing the municipality. The two quarters are representing the former municipalities of Oberscheden and Niederscheden (upper and lower village), which merged in 1964 forming Scheden. The triangle with cross is taken from the seal of Henning von Scheden, mayor in
Münden. Bend sinister wavy and and the triangle with crosslet had been the former arms of Scheden.
The arms were approved in 1973.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2017


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