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Horst-Herzhorn Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Horst-Herzhorn, Kreis Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Municipality of Hohenfelde

Hohenfelde Municipal Flag

[Hohenfelde flag)] image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Jun 2006
adopted 30 October 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Nov 2012

Hohenfelde Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per chevron touching the top edge. Above are four silver (= white) reed maces ordered fessy and 2:2. Below in a silver (= white) field is a red church.
Meaning:
The municipality was first mentioned in 1270 as "Hale". The reed maces are symbolizing the former swamps in the area. Hohenfelde had a church for a long time symbolized by the church image, which is taken from an old church seal.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was adopted on 30 October 2001. The coat of arms was approved on 22 November 2000.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Nov 2012


Municipality of Horst (Holstein)

Horst (Holstein) Municipal Flag

[Horst (Holstein) flag)] image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Jun 2006
approved 22 March 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Nov 2012

Horst (Holstein) Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a silver (= white) hill, each of the three peaks is crowned by a tree of the same colour. On the base the hill is superimposed by a red inescutcheon bearing a silver (= white) nettle leaf.
Meaning:
Horst is an arboreous height. Thus the image is canting. The shield of Holstein is added as a distinguishing mark, because there exists more than one municipality of the same name.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.189

The flag was approved on 22 March 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 18 July 1984. The artist is Horst Herrndorff from Hamburg.
Horst is the seat of the subcounty.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Nov 2012


Municipality of Kiebitzreihe

Municipal Flag

[Kiebitzreihe flag)] image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Jun 2006
adopted 2 March 2003
Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Nov 2012

Municipal Coat of Arms


Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a golden (= yellow) swan armed red and rising his wings.
Meaning:
Kiebitzreihe is one of seven villages of the Krempe Marsh, which had been parts of Krempe Marsh Community (Kremper Marsch Kommüne), a self administered corporation with common tasks, especially permanent reclamation and protection of the dyked lands. The community existed until 1892. All her villages have the same coat of arms, but the colours of field, swan and armour differ for each special village.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.204

The flag was adopted on 2 March 2003. The coat of arms was approved on 9 April 1949. The artist is Paul Holtorf from Itzehoe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Nov 2012


Municipality of Sommerland

Municipal Flag

[Sommerland flag)] image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Jun 2006
approved 5 February 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag. But the sun from the arms has just five rays.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Nov 2012

Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by black over silver (= white) bend sinister wavy. Below is a plain green field. Above in blue field is a golden (= yellow) sun issuant with nine rays.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolizing the marshes, which existed only in the summer, until they had been permanently reclaimed by Dutch settlers. These marshes had been called "summer land", later it became the name of the village. The bend sinister is symbolizing the "black waters" coming down from the moraines and the "white waters" belonging to the marshes. The sun is a canting element symbolizing the summer.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 5 February 2002. The artist is Erwin Kuhnke from Sommerland.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Nov 2012


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