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Bardowick Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Bardowick, Landkreis Lüneburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-07-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bardowick market town flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2010
flag of Bardowick market town
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Bardowick Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

According to Mr. Gerhard Stiwich and Mrs. Regina Stemmer the comprehensive muncipality has neither flag nor coat of arms but it is sharing the symbols of the market town (German: Flecken)
Very special thanks to Mr. Gerhard Stiwich, who showed me the banner of Bardowick market town on 5 August 2010.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2010


Bardowick Market Town

Bardowick Flag

The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Please note: A plain red over white horizontal bicolour, mentioned in Hauptsatzung of Bardowick, last updated 11 December 2003, is not in use.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2010

Bardowick Banner

[Bardowick banner]

Description of banner:
The ratio is approx 3:1. It is a white - red (not red - white (!!)) vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the 2nd quarter counted downwards.
Klaus-Michael Schneider; 31 Aug 2010

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a castle Argent having three towers, the central tower slightly higher, with roofs Vert ending in a dome. In front of the gate is an inescutcheon Gules charged with three carrots Argent leafed Vert.
Meaning:
According to source the castle is a remembrance to former importance, having had city rights until 1189. The carrots are symbolizing the cultivation of vegetables in the area in 19th century. According to Mrs. Ursula Schwanitz-Roth from municipal archive the image is based on a seal from 16th century. The arms had been approved after long struggles by the authorities of Lower Saxony in 1950. The colours being unknown had been chosen arbitrarily.
The approved arms showed however green triangular roofs. But this version never came in use. The current arms are based on a draft from 1950, made by the local artist Hugo Friedrich Hartmann, showing silver(=white) roofs ending in a dome, the castle was masoned black and the inescutcheon with the carrots was superimposing an open(=black) gate. These arms are also upon nowadays flag.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.21
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2010


Barum Municipality

Flag

[Barum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2010

The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a horizontal white over blue over white triband. The blue stripe has double width. In the centre of the blue stripe is the coat of arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2007

Barum Coat of Arms

[Barum municipal CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2010

Shield is divided by a pall wavy. All charges are of white and blue colour, In base a bulrush, in dexter chief a x-shaped piece of wood, in sinister chief a crozier.
Source: I spotted the coat of arms on 18 April 2007 in Barum near the firebrigade-station. The image of flag matches the description given in Stefan Schwoon's database. The flag was submitted at Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2007


Handorf Municipality

Handorf Flag

[Handorf municipality] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2007

The ratio is 3:5.It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2007

Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess. The dividing line is superimposed by a green hexagon with two opposite very long sides and four very small ones. The base shows a lily of the valley in natural colour (green with white blossoms) on a golden (=yellow) field. In the chief there are a church in the dexter chief and a windmill in the sinister chief. All objects are silver (=white) except the green roof of the churches clock tower. The chief's background is red.
Meaning:
Both objects are probably the two main attractions of the fairly small heather village.
Source: I spotted this flag on 18 April in Handorf at the windmill-restaurant.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2007


Radbruch Municipality

Radbruch Flag

[Radbruch green flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2017

It is a green flag with centred arms.
Source: Klaus Günther: "Neugefundene Kommunalflaggen", in "Der Flaggenkurier", edition 1 May 2017, pp.23-31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2017

Radbruch Bicolour

[Radbruch bicolour] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2017

It is a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Argent a cut beech branch Vert with six leaves, beneath Vert an axe and a mattock Argent hilted Or in saltire.
Meaning:
All charges have to do with forest clearance.
Source: Klaus Günther: "Neugefundene Kommunalflaggen", in "Der Flaggenkurier", edition 1 May 2017, pp.23-31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 July 2017


Vögelsen Municipality

Flag

[Vögelsen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2007

The ratio is 3:5. It is a white over green horizontal bicolour. Although in Hauptsatzung only a plain bicolour is mentioned, according to the mayor Heinz Fricke the municipality is using a flag with coat of arms in its centre.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2010

Coat of Arms

Shield is parted per pale, at dexter Argent a knobby oak Vert with eight acorns Or, at sinister Vert three larks Argent in pale.
Meaning:
According to
this webpage the oak and the green colour are symbolizing the numerous oak trees, some of which are existing still today in the village. The larks are canting.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Vögelsen, version 2 November 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2010


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