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Oldendorf-Himmelpforten Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Oldendorf-Himmelpforten, Stade County, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-03-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017 See also:

Introduction of Oldendorf-Himmelpforten

Oldendorf-Himmelpforten was created, when the former comprehensive municipalities of Himmelpforten and Oldendorf merged in on 1 January 2014. The set of the new entity is Himmelpforten.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017


Samtgemeinde Oldendorf-Himmelpforten

Description of flag:
It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of SG Oldendorf-Himmelpforten, updated version 19 January 2015
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017

SG Oldendorf-Himmelpforten Banner

[Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017

Description of banner:
It is a blue yellow vertical bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of SG Oldendorf-Himmelpforten, updated version 19 January 2015
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017

A "Samtgemeinde", (English: "comprehensive municipality") is a combination of several municipalities, cities and market towna to an administrative unit in Lower Saxony.

SG Oldendorf-Himmelpforten Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a fess wavy Argent. Above in a blue field is a golden (= yellow) vault having five arches. Beneath the golden(= yellow) field is divided by a facetted throughout black cross.
Meaning:
Vault and fess wavy are taken from the arms of former SG Himmelpforten, the cross from those of former SG Oldendorf.
§2(1) of Hauptsatzung of SG Oldendorf-Himmelpforten, version 6 July 2012 and German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017


Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten

[Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 May 2009
Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten consists of the municipalities Düdenbüttel, Engelschoff, Großenwörden, Hammah, Himmelpforten (seat).
Description of banner:
The ratio is estimated 5:2. According to Hauptsatzung, dated 22 August 1996, it is a golden banner with a double blue flank with the coat of arms in the golden field. In fact it is easier. It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband with ratio between the stripes 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the yellow field shifted to the top.
For further information click: here
Source: I spotted this banner on 6 May 2009 in the municipal hall of Himmelpforten.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

SG Himmelpforten Coat of Arms

[SG Himmelpforten CoA] image from wikipedia.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. The first field is blue with five connected golden Gothic vaults. The vault in the centre is slightly higher and topped by a black cross. Also topped by black crosses are the outer vaults. The second field is green superimposed by a white fessy, wavy line.
Meaning:
The vaults are probably representing the five municipalities being parts of the comprehensive municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009


Samtgemeinde Oldendorf

[Samtgemeinde Oldendorf] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017
Description of flag:
It was a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Source: information kindly granted by Mr. Starzonek from the local administration
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017

SG Oldendorf Coat of Arms


Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above the golden(= yellow) field is divided by a facetted throughout black cross. Beneath is a golden urn in a green field.
Meaning:
The cross is adapted from that one in the arms of Oldendorf municipality and is symbolizing St. Martin's parish church in Oldendorf. The urn is taken from the arms of Heinbockel municipality and is representing the archaeological excavations in the area.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017


Municipality of Düdenbüttel Flag

[Düdenbüttel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio of flag is 3:5. It is a white over red horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
Source: Werner Heinbockel e.a."950 Jahre Düdenbüttel", Stade 2009, frontpage Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2009

Düdenbüttel Banner

[Düdenbüttel banner] 23:14 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2009
Flag adopted 4 November 1976

Description of banner:
The ratio of flag is 23:14. It is a white and red vertical bicolour with the coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Werner Heinbockel e.a."950 Jahre Düdenbüttel", Stade 2009, frontpage
Source: photo located by Col. Em. Dr. Rudolf Kinzinger Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2009

Düdenbüttel Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. In a blue field is a silver(=white) rider on a silver(=white) horse. The base is silver (=white) with three red flames (= piles wavy).
Meaning:
In the year 1764 the village suffered under a heavy firestorm, which left only five houses. A legend tells, that a rider on a white horse came from the direction of Stade. He stopped, looked at the fire, surrounded it once and cried with a mighty voice: "Not further than here!". He turned his horse and rode back without looking at the fire again. Then the fire indeed didn't extend any further. For this reason a special service was held in the local church until 1901.
Source: description by Col. Em. Dr. Rudolf Kinzinger Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2009


Hammah municipality

[Hammah municipal flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2017

Description of banner:
The banner is light blue, flanked by two white stripes with centred coat of arms. The flag is a bit unusual. Normally German local flags repeat the colours of the arms. In this case the flag is based on the historical "colours" of the municipality, which are silver, light blue and green.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Hammah municipality, version 21 November 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2017

Hammah municipal Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (=white) shield displays the front of a typical local red farmhouse with silver (= white) half-timber and a thatched roof Proper. The green base is charged with a silver (= white) dolmen or, as it is called in Germany a giant's grave.
Meaning:
The farmhouse nowadays is the municipal hall.
Sources: §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of of Hammah municipality, version 21 November 2011 and German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2017


Heinbockel municipality

[Heinbockel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2017

Description of flag: It is a green over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Sources: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Heinbockel municipality, version 14 December 2011 and Lower German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2017

Heinbockel municipal Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above on a golden (= yellow) field is a dolmen Proper (= brown). Beneath on a green field is a golden (= yellow) urn.
Meaning:
Both charges are referring to archaeological excavations in the region.
Sources: §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Heinbockel municipality, version 14 December 2011 and German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2017


Himmelpforten municipality

[Himmelpforten municipal flag] 15:8 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 May 2009

Description of banner:
The ratio is estimated 15:8. It is a blue and yellow vertical bicolour with the coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: I spotted this banner on 6 May 2009 in the municipal hall of Himmelpforten.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Himmelpforten municipal Arms

[Himmelpforten municipal CoA] image from the info-site.

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield with a very thin silver bordure is a golden Gothic vault. In the vault there is standing an abbess, dressed in a silver robe and holding a golden crozier.
Meaning:
The coat of arms reminds of a monastery, which had been established at this place by nuns of Cistercians (Sacer Ordo Cisterciensis(SOC)) about 750 years ago. They called it porta coeli (=heaven’s gate or German: Himmelspforte).
For further information click: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009


Kranenburg municipality

[Kranenburg municipal flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2017

Description of banner:
It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour with red bannerhead. In the bannerhead are the charges of the local coat of arms.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Kranenburg municipality, version 24 November 2016
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2017

Kranenburg municipal Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is red, displaying a golden (= yellow) castle masoned black. Its embattled tower is supported by two silver (= white), vigilant cranes.
Meaning:
The arms are canting, displaying a castle (German: Burg) and cranes (German: Kranich).
Source: §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Kranenburg municipality, version 24 November 2016
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Feb 2017


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