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Bordesholm Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Bordesholm, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein

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[Bordesholm Subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013
approved 13 March 2008 See also:

Bordesholm Subcounty (Amt Bordesholm)

Introduction of Bordesholm Subcounty

On 1 July 2007 the former subcounty of Bordesholm-Land and the municipality of Bordesholm merged establishing the new subcounty of Bordesholm, which is also the capital.
Jörg Majewski, 19 May 2006

Bordesholm Subcounty Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Bordesholm Subcounty Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a red half-timbered farmhouse flanked by two green leaves of linden tree. The blue base is superimposed by a silver (= white) open book.
Meaning:
The farmhouse is taken from the arms of the former subcounty. The leaves are alluding to the linden tree taken from an old seal of the municipality of Bordesholm. The open book is taken from a seal of the historical Amt Bordesholm dated 1745. There it is held in the hands of St. Vicelin. The book is symbolizing continuity. The blue base is symbolizing Eider River and Bordesholm Lake. The number of leaves is also symbolizing the former independent entities, i.e. subcounty and municipality. The current coat of arms is a slight modification of the arms of the former subcounty of Bordesholm-Land (approved 17 February 2000; abolished 30 June 2007). The only difference is the number of 13 leaves instead of just two. The leaves are ordered 7:4:2. The leaves were symbolizing the municipalities of the subcounty. Those were Bissee, Brügge, Grevenkrug, Groß Buchwald, Hoffeld, Loop, Mühbrook, Negenharrie, Reesdorf, Schmalstede, Schönbek, Sören and Wattenbek.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 13 March 2008. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Bissee

Bissee Municipal Flag

[Bissee municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider 13 Jan 2013,
approved 31 August 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is a 13-stripes flag. The red stripes on the top- and bottom edge are slightly broader. Between the red stripes the sheet is eleven times divided by alternating white and blue stripes. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Bissee Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (= white) shield is divided by six blue fesses wavy. They are superimposed by a red bear's head, crowned and armed golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein. The bear's head is taken from a seal of the squire Eler von Bissee, a member of the family of the knights of Bissee, aka Bistikesse, Bisticse or Bistethse. The seal is dated from 1352. This family had major real estates in the Bordesholm region in the 13th and 14th century. The waves are making the difference. They are symbolizing the location near the Bothkamp Lake.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.90

The flag was approved on 31 August 2011. The coat of arms was approved on 13 August 1990. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Bordesholm

Bordesholm Municipal Flag

[Bordesholm municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 May 2006
approved 14 May 1993

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Bordesholm Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield is a green, issuant linden tree. The blue base wavy is superimposed by a silver (= white) fleur de lis.
Meaning:
The base is symbolizing the Bordesholm Lake. The linden tree is symbolizing the local, medieval court of law, which took place under a linden tree. The tree appears already in the oldest seals of the municipality. The lily is representing a monastery of the Augustinians, which was erected in 1326 and dissolved in 1566.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.97

The flag was approved on 14 May 1993. The coat of arms was approved on 11 September 1984. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Brügge (bei Bordesholm)

Brügge (bei Bordesholm) Municipal Flag

[Brügge (bei Bordesholm) municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 May 2006
approved 9 February 1989

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Brügge (bei Bordesholm) Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy into blue over red. All figures are silver (= white). Above is a bridge, below a half wheel.
Meaning:
The bridge is a canting element and also the image of a historical monument, crossing Eider River. The wheel is symbolizing trade routes to Hamburg, Kiel and Neumünster. The fess wavy is symbolizing the river.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.110

The flag was approved on 9 February 1989. The coat of arms was approved on 26 April 1988. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Grevenkrug

Grevenkrug Municipal Flag

[Grevenkrug municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 May 2006
approved 12 October 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Grevenkrug Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a silver (= white) bend sinister wavy. Above right is a silver (= white) coronet, below left is a tankard of the same colour.
Meaning:
The arms are canting, meaning "the count's tankard", symbolized by a count's coronet and the tankard. This tankard had been found by local excavations. It is a proof that settlements here existed for more than 4000 years.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 12 October 2000. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Groß Buchwald

Groß Buchwald Municipal Flag

[Groß Buchwald municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013
approved 2 July 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Groß Buchwald Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy into green over red. All figures are silver (= white). Above are three trees ordered per fess. Below is a half wheel.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolizing the Ovendorfer Bach, a local creek. The (beech) trees are symbolizing the vast woods in the area. The village was built by forest clearance and was a property of the monastery of Bordesholm since 1392. The wheel is symbolizing agriculture and the local crossroads. The green colour is symbolizing the fertile soil.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.151

The flag was approved on 2 July 2009. The coat of arms was approved on 14 May 1984. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Hoffeld

Hoffeld Municipal Flag

[Hoffeld municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013
approved 30 November 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Hoffeld Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The embowed base is twelve times divided into alternating green and golden (= yellow) girons. In the silver field above is a red farmhouse above a blue fleur de lis. The farmhouse is flanked by two green trees.
Meaning:
Nearly the whole ensemble is canting. The base is representing the suffix "-feld" while the farmhouse is symbolizing the prefix "Hof-". The lily is alluding to the fact that the village was a possession of the monastery of Bordesholm, which was denoted as "Bordesholm Hoffeld" in 1855. The different colours in the base are symbolizing the changes between woods, meadows and acres.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 30 November 2009. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Loop

Loop Municipal Flag

[Loop municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013
approved 11 November 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Loop Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield there are golden (= yellow) figures, above right two reed maces, below left two ears of grain. The red shield is divided by a broad silver (= white) bend sinister wavy cotized blue. In the centre of the bend is a bunch of three green oak leaves and two golden (= yellow) acorns.
Meaning:
Loop has about 200 inhabitants and numerous old oak trees. Five of them are protected as natural monuments. The reed maces are symbolizing the swamps in the north of the municipality and the digging of peat. The grain is symbolizing agriculture. The blue wavy lines are symbolizing the local creeks Höllenau and Aalbek.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 11 November 2009. The coat of arms was approved on 24 February 2009.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Mühbrook

Mühbrook Municipal Flag

[Mühbrook municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 25 May 2006
approved 26 September 1988

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white over blue horizontal bicolour. The figures of the coat of arms are in the centre of both stripes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Mühbrook Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) over blue. Above is a red farmhouse flanked by two green oak leaves. Below is a silver (= white) tumbril.
Meaning:
Mühbrook is located between the lakes of Einfeld and Bordesholm, connected by the Stintgraben, a local creek. In the early medieval here was a wayless terrain. A legend reports that two monks from Neumünster, carrying the remains of the Vicelin to Bordesholm by a tumbril, became stuck between the lakes. After having sworn a vow they could escape from their awkward position. Since then the location was named Mühbrook, which means "troublesome mead". The fess wavy is symbolizing the location on the banks of Einfeld Lake. The farmhouse is symbolizing the Bordesholm subcounty, to which the municipality belongs. The leaves are symbolizing forestal riches.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.244

The flag was approved on 26 September 1988. The coat of arms was approved on 9 March 1988. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Negenharrie

Negenharrie Municipal Flag

[Negenharrie municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013
approved 30 July 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Negenharrie Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is tierced per pall. Above right in a blue field is a silver (= white) fleur de lis. Above left in a red field is the silver (= white) blade of a spade. Below in a silver (= white) field is a green branch of linden tree having two leaves pointing downwards.
Meaning:
The lily is symbolizing the affiliation with the monastery of Bordesholm, which was dedicated to St. Mary. The spade is symbolizing the location near the Dosenmoor, a local swamp. Even today there are numerous linden trees in the municipality. The leaf with nine veins is symbolizing the village of Negenharrie proper, the leaf with five veins is symbolizing the village of Fiefharrie. Blue, white and red are the colours of Schleswig-Holstein. The green colur is symbolizing agriculture.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 30 July 2009. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Reesdorf II

Reesdorf II Municipal Flag

[Reesdorf II municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Oct 2008
approved 14 April 2008

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Reesdorf II Municipal Coat of Arms

[Reesdorf II municipal coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a silver (= white) bridge, masoned black (green on flag). The field below the bridge is completely blue. Above the bridge is a silver (= white) kingfisher armed black.
Meaning:
The blue colour is symbolizing Eider River. The kingfisher is an endemic species. The bridge crossing Eider River is a historical monument.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 14 April 2008. The artist is Frank Petersen from Bordesholm.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Schmalstede

Schmalstede Municipal Flag

[Schmalstede municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Oct 2008
approved 15 May 2008

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Schmalstede Municipal Coat of Arms

[Schmalstede municipal coat of arms]  image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) field is limited by two green voiders on the dexter and sinister edge. The dexter voider is containing a golden (= yellow) tilt helm, the sinister one a golden (= yellow) millwheel. On the central basepoint is a green half-timbered farmhouse.
Meaning:
The helmet is representing the founders of the village, the knights of Schmalstede. The wheel is symbolizing the local watermill. The whole ensemble is canting. The name means "narrow place". The farmhouse is not mentioned within source.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 15 May 2008. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Sören

Sören Municipal Flag

[Sören municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013
approved 29 October 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Sören Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a broad, golden (= yellow) S-shaped line. Above left is a golden leaf of beech tree, below right a golden blossom of rape.
Meaning: The blossom is symbolizing agriculture, the leaf forestry, the green colour both. "S" is not only the initial of the municipality's name. It is also the outline of the local road to Sören.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 29 October 2009. The artist is Marion Stindt from Sören.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Wattenbek

Wattenbek Municipal Flag

[Wattenbek municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 31 May 2006
approved 8 April 1986

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Wattenbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy into red over blue. All figures are silver (= white). Above are two gables ordered per fess. Below are three reed maces also ordered per fess.
Meaning:
The dexter gable is taken from a typical Bordesholm farmhouse, the sinister one from a modern family home. Together they are representing the old settlement core of Wackenbek, which was the name of the village in the 19th century, and the development areas on the edges of the municipality. The reed maces are symbolizing the Dosenmoor, a local swamp. The fess wavy is symbolizing the Wattenbek, a local creek and name giver of the municipality. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.356

The flag was approved on 8 April 1986. The coat of arms was approved on 12 May 1981. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


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