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City of Schwentinental (Germany)

Stadt Schwentinental, Kreis Plön, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schwentinental city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Oct 2008
approved 18 June 2008 See also:

Schwentinental city

Schwentinental City Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 1:2. It is a yellow over white over red horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:8:1. The coat of arms is in the white stripe and shifted to the flyend.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2013

Schwentinental Coat of Arms

[Schwentinental city CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is tierced per chevron ployé reversed. Above in a blue field are two silver (= white) barrulets wavy. Below right in a red field is a silver (= white) crozier. Below left in a golden (= yellow) field is a green branch of oak with three leaves and two acorns.
Meaning:
The branch is representing the former municipality of Raisdorf. The crozier is representing the former municipality of Klausdorf. The barrulets are symbolizing the Schwentine River and the connection between both former municipalities. Klausdorf and Raisdorf merged on 1 March 2008 and thus formed the new city of Schwentinental.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 18 June 2008. The artist is Jörg Burckhardt from Schwentinental.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2013

Borough of Klausdorf

Flag and Coat of Arms are at this webpage.

Klausdorf Municipal Flag (until 2008)

[Klausdorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Aug 2006
approved 9 August 1979

Description of flag:
The ratio is approx. 7:13. It is a white field with narrow red stripes just below top and bottom; near the hoist on the central stripe the municipal arms.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Mar 2005

Klausdorf Municipal Coat of Arms (until 2008)

[Klausdorf CoA] image by Jarig Bakker, 14 Mar 2005

Description of coat of arms:
The base of the red shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy. Above is a crozier of the same colur having a broken shaft.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolizing the Schwentine River. The broken crozier tells that the municipality used to belong to the Preetzer monastery for some 700 years. (Preetz is a town a bit further SE of Kiel), which doesn't exist anymore. The white lily within the crozier was part of the family arms of the von Swyns, mentioned many times in chronicles about the settlement and monastery. The colours red-white are those of Holstein., to which the municipality belongs. In the festive week devoted to the 750-years of existence of Klausdorf the arms were granted on 25 May 1974 by the Minister of the Interior, Titzck.The crozier is alluding to the rule of the Benedictian nuns of Preetz Monastery for some 700 years. The broken shaft is symbolizing the rule's end in 1920. The colours
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.206

The flag was approved on 9 August 1979. The coat of arms was approved on 25 May 1974. Both were abolished on 29 February 2008. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Mar 2005; and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2013

Borough of Raisdorf

[Raisdorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Aug 2006
approved 16 August 1968

Description of former municipal flag:
The ratio is 1:2. It is The green sheet is horizontally divided by four yellow stripes, i.e. a 9-stripes flag with alternating green and white stripes. In the green canton is a yellow branch of oak with three leaves and two acorns.
Meaning: T
he branch is taken from the arms of the knave Hinrich Block, who sold the village in 1369 to the monastery of Preetz. In the area are numerous groves of oaks. Thus the branch is a canting element, symbolizing the first syllable of the municipality's name, derived from "Eichenreis". The green colour is symbolizing the groves. The yellow colour is symbolizing the sun.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.281

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 16 August 1968 and abolished on 29 February 2008. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Feb 2013


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