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Bargteheide-Land Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Bargteheide-Land, Kreis Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein

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Municipality of Bargfeld-Stegen

Bargfeld-Stegen Municipal Flag

[Bargfeld-Stegen flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Aug 2006
approved 13 August 1996

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013

Bargfeld-Stegen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) over blue. Above is an open, red book superimposed by a silver (= white) quill. Below is a golden (= yellow) freight boat fed by three barrels.
Meaning:
Primer and quill are representing Bargfeld, where since 1688 existed a private school for everybody, especially also the peasants' children. The boat is symbolizing Stegen and the Alster-Trave-Canal, built between 1525 and 1529, which connected Hamburg and Lübeck and crossed Stegen. The wavy borderline is symbolizing the Alster River.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.81

The flag was approved on 13 August 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 13 February 1995. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013


Municipality of Delingsdorf

Delingsdorf Municipal Flag

[Delingsdorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Aug 2006
adopted 2005

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013

Delingsdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
On the base of the green shield is a golden (= yellow) hill embowed at either side. The hill is superimposed by a green wheel. On top of the hill grows a silver (= white) oak seedling having three leaves.
Meaning:
The colours are symbolizing agriculture. The seedling alludes to the riches of wood of high quality. The wheel is symbolizing good communications, a highway since 1843 and a railway line since 1864. Both are crossing the municipality.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.122

The coat of arms was approved on 13 August 1990. The artist is Sabine Raudonat from Kiel. Note that the flag is neither mentioned in the Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online nor in the Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Delingsdorf, version 29 December 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013


Municipality of Elmenhorst

Elmenhorst Municipal Flag

[Elmenhorst municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013
approved 30 March 2006

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow bicolour. The coat of arms, having nearly total height of the flag, is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013

Elmenhorst Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy into golden (= yellow) over blue. Above are: on the dexter side a green leaf of elm tree; on the sinister side a red sword and a red crozier, crossed per saltire. Below is a silver (= white) trout.
Meaning:
The leaf is representing Elmenhorst proper with its groves of elms. Crozier and sword are representing Moenkenbrook. A legend says, here had been a monastery. The monks however instead of praying robbed out the travellers. Wavy line and trout are representing Fischbek and its riches of fish.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 30 March 2006. The coat of arms was approved on 16 August 2001. The artist is Tim Unverhau from Elmenhorst.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013


Municipality of Hammoor

Hammoor Municipal Flag

[Hammoor municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Aug 2006
approved 11 December 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over yellow horizontal bicolour. The yellow stripe is broader. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013

Hammoor Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield a green hill is filling the shield nearly completely. The hill is crowned by five plants of sphagnum (German: Torfmoosschnitt). The hill is superimposed by a golden urn topped by a lying sword.
Meaning:
The colours are symbolizing agriculture. Hill and sphagnum are symbolizing the local name giving highmoor. The urn is symbolizing early settlements. The sword was found in the 20th century in the moor. It is also symbolizing the knights of Hammoor, the former local rulers.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.164

The flag was approved on 11 December 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 18 June 1990. The artist is Renate Böttger from Stapelfeld.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013


Municipality of Jersbek

Jersbek Municipal Flag

[Jersbek municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013
approved 7 June 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow - green - yellow vertical triband with ratio approx. 2:11:2. The coat of arms without shield is on the green stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013

Jersbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a golden (= yellow) gate lodge between two embowed, crossed ears of grain of the same colour.
Meaning:
The building depicts the gate lodge of Jersbek Manor, seat of the Buchwaldt family. The ears are symbolizing the manor district and the rural municipality of Jersbek, which merged in 1928 and the in 1972 incorporated municipalities of Timmerhorn and Klein Hansdorf. The colours are symbolizing agriculture and the Baroque Garden in Jersbek.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.195

The flag was approved on 7 June 2010. The coat of arms was approved on 28 May 1988. The artists are Hannelies Ettrich and Ilse Kaulbarsch.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2013


Municipality of Nienwohld

Nienwohld Municipal Flag

[Nienwohld municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013
approved 6 September 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Nienwohld Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) bend sinister into blue over red. Above right is a flying, silver (= white) crane. Below left is a lorry of the same colour.
Meaning:
The bend is symbolizing the Alster-Trave-Canal. The other elements have to do with the local upland moor. Today it is a nature reserve and a synctuary for cranes, symbolized by the bird. In the past it had been a source of fuel, symbolized by the lorry. Lorries had been used for the transport of peat, which was shipped down the canal.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 6 September 2010. The coat of arms was approved on 2 February 2006. The artist is Tim Unverhau from Elmenhorst.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Municipality of Todendorf

Todendorf Municipal Flag

[Todendorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Aug 2006
approved 11 November 1991

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The flag displays the figures of the arms without shield between two narrow, white stripes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Todendorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The red shield is divided by a silver (= white) saltire. The upper quarter is superimposed by a silver (= white) hourglass. The lower quarter is superimposed by a combat swan of the same colour with a golden coronet around the middle of his neck.
Meaning:
The saltire is symbolizing crossroads. In their intersection point an oak of peace has been planted. The hourglass as a symbol of death (German: Tod) is considered to be canting, although the name is derived from a person named Todo. The swan is symbolizing the affiliation with Stormarn. Red and silver are the colours of Stormarn and Holstein as well.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.343

The flag was approved on 11 November 1991. The coat of arms was approved on 11 May 1939. The artist is G. Fenke from Kiel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Municipality of Tremsbüttel

Tremsbüttel Municipal Flag

[Tremsbüttel flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 26 Aug 2006
approved 6 August 1990

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, 19 Feb 2013

Tremsbüttel Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess into blue over silver (= white). Above are three golden (= yellow) ears of grain. Below is a red, masoned, embattled bridge.
Meaning:
The bridge is representing all the bridges of the municipality including a railway bridge and is furthermore a symbol of solidarity of the locals with the expellees from eastern Germany after WW2. The pinnacles are alluding to Tremsbüttel Palace. When count Christian of Stolberg was headman of the historical subcounty (1777-1800), many poets, philosophers and statesmen were guests in the palace. The ears are symbolizing agriculture. Their number is symbolizing the settlement cores of Tremsbüttel proper, Sattenfelde and Vorburg. The colours are those of the arms of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.347

The flag was approved on 6 August 1990. The coat of arms was approved on 9 June 1989. The artist is Ilse Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


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