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Nortorfer Land Subcounty (Germany) - Part 2 (G-Z)

Amt Nortorfer Land, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein - Teil 2

Last modified: 2013-01-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Nortorfer Land subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 May 2006
approved 2 Aug 1984 See also:

Municipality of Gnutz

Gnutz Municipal Flag

[Gnutz municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Aug 2006
approved 20 February 2006

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over yellow horizontal bicolour. The green stripe has approx. double width. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013

Gnutz Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is tierced per pall. Above right in a golden (= yellow) field is a green stone axe. Below left in a golden (= yellow) field is a green branch of buckwheat. Below central in a green field is a silver (= white) church.
Meaning:
The axe is alluding to the numerous prehistorical excavations on the area of the municipality. The buckwheat is symbolizing the poor soil. The image of the local church had been chosen, because the building is a property of the municipality and independent from the North Elbian church. Furthermore the style of the church is unique. The green colour is symbolizing agriculture.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 20 February 2006. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013


Municipality of Groß Vollstedt

Groß Vollstedt Municipal Flag

[Groß Vollstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 May 2006
approved 23 May 1991

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013

Groß Vollstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess into silver (= white) over green. Above are two green oak leaves. Below is a silver (= white) megalithic tomb.
Meaning:
The leaves are symbolizing the double oak tree, which had been planted on occasion of the 1st insurrection of Schleswig-Holstein (1848). They are also symbolizing the villages of Groß Vollstedt proper and Katenstedt. The tomb is representing numerous others on the area of the municipality, being a proof of the existence of settlements since times immemorial. The green colour is representing nature. The silver colour is symbolizing wealth and class consciousness of the farmers in opposition to the gentry.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.158

The flag was approved on 23 May1991. The coat of arms was approved on 10 July 1985. The artist is Horst Miethe from Groß Vollstedt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013


Municipality of Krogaspe

Krogaspe Municipal Flag

[Krogaspe municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 May 2006
approved 26 April 1999

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green - white - green vertical triband with ratio 1:2:1.The coat of arms without shield is in the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013

Krogaspe Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (=white) shield is a red half-timbered farmhouse topped by three green leaves of aspen ordered per fess.
Meaning:
"Krog" is a corner, "Aspe" an aspen. The aspen leaves are a canting element .The village was first mentioned as "Crochaspe" in the 13th century. The farmhouse is symbolizing agriculture as the main business line.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.213

The flag was approved on 26 April 1999. The coat of arms was approved on 28 January 1980. The artist is Lothar Leissner from Itzehoe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013


Municipality of Langwedel

Langwedel Municipal Flag

[Langwedel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 May 2006
approved 1 February 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red - white - red vertical triband with ratio approx. 1:5:1. The coat of arms is in the centre of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013

Langwedel Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The red shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy. All figures also are silver (= white). Above is a sword, below is a crozier issuant.
Meaning:
In 1197 a knight named Volquinus de Lancwedele was mentioned. His family settled down here andů died out. The sword is symbolizing the rulership of the knights. The crozier is symbolizing the rulership of the monastery in Itzehoe, which gained the village between 1376 and 1383 and kept it for more than five centuries. The fess wavy is a canting element. A Langwedel is a long ford. The colours are those of Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.222

The flag was approved on 1 February 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 1 June 1982. The artist is Robert Renner from Langwedel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013


City of Nortorf

Nortorf City Flag

[Nortorf city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Nov 2007

Description of flag:
The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white over red horizontal tricolour with the coat of arms in the centre of the flag. The flag may be inofficial, i.e. not in the roll of arms, using simply the tricolour of Schleswig-Holstein by adding the local coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Oct 2007

Nortorf Coat of Arms


Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. In the base in a red field is an image of St.Martin sitting on a horse and dividing his coat while a beggar kneels in front of him. The horse is facing the dexter side. The whole ensemble is silver (=white) except the bridle and the beggars stick, which are golden (=yellow). The upper half is divided per pale. In the dexter half is a silver (=white) field is a blue gear with four spokes and 20 teeth. In the sinister half are five golden (=yellow) ears of grain in a blue field.

Meaning:
The church of St.Martin existed since the 12th century. In 1907 the village gained the title of a city and was also entitled to have an own coat of arms. The coat of arms was based on proposals of emperor Wilhelm II himself. The other parts are symbolizing agriculture and industry. The coat of arms was approved on 8 November 1909.
Sources: Stadler 1970, p.105 and Reißmann 1997, p.257
Note: Stadler is dealing mainly with heraldry. His descriptions of flags are therefore always a little bit doubtful. My default option due to Stadler is that the coat of arms is in the centre. Otherwise he would have given a special remark. According to source the coat of arms hasn't changed from 1909 until at least 1997.

The coat of arms was approved on 8 November 1909. The artist is Adolf Matthias Hildebrandt from Berlin.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Oct 2007


Municipality of Oldenhütten

Oldenhütten Municipal Flag

[Oldenhütten municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 May 2006
approved 7 June 2007

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013

Oldenhütten Municipal Coat of Arms

[Oldenhütten municipal CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 24 May 2006

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a golden (= yellow) bend sinister wavy. All figures also are golden (= yellow). Above right is an antler, below left is a hut. The shield has a golden (= yellow) bordure masoned green.
Meaning:
The bordure is symbolizing a local brickyard, which existed for many decades. The hut is a canting element. The seven ends of the antler are symbolizing the seven streets of the municipality. The bend wavy is symbolizing the Mühlenbek, a creek. Finally the green colur is symbolizing agriculture.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 7 June 2007. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013


Municipality of Schülp bei Nortorf

Schülp bei Nortorf Municipal Flag

[Schülp bei Nortorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 May 2006
approved 18 March 1991

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white over black horizontal bicolour. The white stripe has double width. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013

Schülp bei Nortorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
On the base of a black shield is a silver (= white) hill superimposed by a black, megalithic tomb. Above are three silver (= white) reed maces ordered per fess.
Meaning:
The reed maces are a canting element (English: reed / German: Schilf / Lower German: Schülp). Hill and tomb are alluding to numerous archaeological excavations.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.312

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 18 March 1991. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013


Municipality of Timmaspe

Timmaspe Municipal Flag

[Timmaspe municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013
approved 10 December 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white over green horizontal bicolour. The green stripe has double width. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013

Timmaspe Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (= white) shield is divided by a green pale, which is connected with the green chief. On both sides of the pale is a green leaf of aspen.
Meaning:
The pale connected with the chief is creating a capital "T", the initial of the municipality's name. The leaves are symbolizing the suffix "-aspe". The green colour is symbolizing agriculture.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 10 December 2009. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013


Municipality of Warder

Warder Municipal Flag

[Warder municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 May 2006
approved 5 May 1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013

Warder Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield over blue and silver (= white) waves is a silver (= white) hill superimposed by a blue megalithic tomb. Two silver (= white) millwheels are placed upon both outer chiefpoints.
Meaning:
The waves are symbolizing the location on the banks of the Wardersee, a local lake. Hill and tomb are symbolizing prehistorical monuments of the same kind on the area of the municipality. The millwheels are representing the village of Altmühlendorf, where a watermill existed.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.355

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 5 May 1995. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2013


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