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Moorrege Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Moorrege, Landkreis Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2012-11-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Moorrege flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jun 2006
flag of municipality of Moorrege See also:

Introduction to Moorrrege Subcounty

Moorrege subcounty consists of seven municipalities. Moorrege municipality lies around the City of Uetersen on the other bank of Pinnau river. In 2007 the municipality of Appen became part of Moorrege subcounty. The subcounty has no proper flag nor coat of arms. In front of the administration building however the flag of the municipality is flown (spotted 23 August 2007). Probably subcounty and municipality share the same symbols.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


Municipality of Appen

Appen Municipal Flag

[Appen flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012
approved: unknown

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red flag, having broad, horizontal, white stripes at the top- and bottom edge. The coat of arms without shield is in the red stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Source: 1(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Appen, version 21 January 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

Appen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a silver (= white) flying crane (in Lufthansa style) in the upper sinister corner. He is accompanied by an upright ear of grain of the same colour and a silver (= white) rose, filled and seeded red and barbed green.
Meaning:
The charges are symbolizing the main branches of the local economy. The ear of grain is symbolizing agriculture. The rose is symbolizing the extended rose growing in the municipality. Finally the crane is symbolizing the air base of German Airforce. The colours red and white are those of Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.74

The coat of arms was approved on 18 March 1969. The artist is Paul Heinrich Gnekow from Marne.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012


Municipality of Groß Nordende

Groß Nordende Municipal Flag

[Groß Nordende flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, Nov 2012
approved 26 January 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

Groß Nordende Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a red over white bend into golden, i.e. yellow, (above left) and green (below right). In the golden field is a red wheel with 12 spokes. In the green field is a farmhouse in red and silver (= white).
Meaning:
The bend is symbolizing an old cattle trail and the nowadays successor, a federal road. The colours red and white are symbolizing Holstein, to which the municipality belongs. The road is also separating the moraine, symbolized by the golden colour, from the marshes, symbolized by the green colour. The farmhouse is typical for the region and also symbolizing agriculture. The wheel is symbolizing transport connections and economic boost.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 26 January 2009, the coat of arms on 23 June 2008. The artist is Egon Ossowski from Handewitt near Flensburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012


Municipality of Heidgraben

The municipality of Heidgraben according to 1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Heidgraben, version 28 April 2003, neither has a flag nor a coat of arms, just a seal.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


Municipality of Heist

Heist Municipal Flag

[Heist flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Jun 2006
approved 3 Oct 1989

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white flag with a blue stripe at the top edge and a red stripe at the bottom edge. The demi stag from the coat of arms is at the hoist in the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

Heist Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a red demi stag forcene.
Meaning:
The demi stag is taken from the arms of the local lords of Heest. It is told that in 1361 /Hartwig Heest/ confirmed the selling of Heist to the Cistercian nuns in Uetersen. The last lords of Heest died in the battle of Hemmingstedt in 1500. The colours of the flag are those of Schleswig-Holstein. Source: Reißmann 1997, p.172

The flag was approved on 3 October 1989. The coat of arms was approved on 7 October 1985. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


Municipality of Holm

Holm Municipal Flag

[Holm flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Jun 2006
approved 22 April 1994

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white flag with a blue stripe at the top edge and a red stripe at the bottom edge. The municipal coat of arms in the white stripe and shifted to the hoist.

Holm Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a golden (= yellow) bracelet. On the dexter chiefpoint is an oak leaf, on the sinister chiefpoint an ear of grain. Both figures are golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
The bracelet was discovered together with pins from the Bronze Age, probably the stock of a trader, hidden at the edge of a historical trail of cattle. The leaf is symbolizing the former woods. The ear of grain is stressing the importance of agriculture. The colours of the flag are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.186

The flag was approved on 22 April 1994. The coat of arms was approved on 18 February 1986. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


Municipality of Moorrege

Moorrege Municipal Flag

[Moorrege flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jun 2006
approved 20 April 1994

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white flag. The municipal coat of arms is slightly shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

Moorrege Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (=white) bend sinister wavy into black (above) and green (below). In the black field are five golden (= yellow) balls ordered 2:2:1. In the green field are an upright anchor and a slightly higher a gear, both golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
The black colour, the colour of swamps, is a canting element. The village, first mentioned in 1285, had the name Moor, i.e. swamp for centuries. In the 18th century the name was changed. The meaning was row in swamp and alluding to a special form of village, where all houses are placed alongside one row. The five balls are symbolizing the settlement cores of Bauland, Heidrege, Klevendeich, Moorrege and Oberglinde. The bend sinister wavy is symbolizing the Pinnau river. The anchor is symbolizing the local dockyards and shipping. The gear is symbolizing industries. The green colour is symbolizing agriculture.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.243

The flag was approved on 20 April 1994. The coat of arms was approved on 28 October 1993. The artist is Inge Monshausen from Moorrege.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

P.S. This flag is hoisted in front of the administration building oft he subcounty. Probably subcounty and municipality share the same symbols.

Municipality of Neuendeich

Neuendeich Municipal Flag

[Neuendeich flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Jun 2006
approved 12 Jan 1995

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

Neuendeich Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (=white) bend sinister wavy, fimbriated green. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a red farmhouse. Below in a green field is a silver (= white) willow tree.
Meaning:
The sinister bend incl. fimbriation is symbolizing the dykes on the banks of Pinnau river, which gave the name to the municipality, thus this element is canting. Farmhouse and willow are typical in the region. The colours yellow and green are symbolizing grainfields and meadows.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.249

The flag was approved on 12 January 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 8 April 1986. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


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