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Oldendorf-Himmelpforten Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Oldendorf-Himmelpforten, Landkreis Stade, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-08-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017
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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


Oldendorf-Himmelpforten Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

SG Oldendorf-Himmelpforten 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] 2:1 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017

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

SG Oldendorf-Himmelpforten 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


Himmelpforten Comprehensive Municipality (- 2013)

SG Himmelpforten Banner

[SG Himmelpforten banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 May 2009
Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten consisted of the municipalities Düdenbüttel, Engelschoff, Großenwörden, Hammah, Himmelpforten (seat).
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.

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


Oldendorf Comprehensive Municipality (- 2013)

SG Oldendorf Flag

[SG Oldendorf flag] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017

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

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


Burweg Municipality

Burweg Flag

[Burweg municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017

It is a green-white-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue and §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Burweg Municipality, version 19 January 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017

Burweg Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, a milrind Argent, in chief a key Or in fess.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolising the Ostermarsch landscape. The key is an attribute of St. Peter, patron saint of the church of Horst village. The milrind is symbolising excavations, which took place 1934 in Bossel village, where a house from the early Middle Ages was found.
The arms were approved on 22 March 1983 by Stade County.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA and §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Burweg Municipality, version 19 January 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017


Düdenbüttel Municipality

Düdenbüttel Flag

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

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

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

Düdenbüttel 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


Engelschoff Municipality

According to §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Engelschoff Municipality, version 13 February 2017, there are just colours blue and green. The municipality has however no proper flag.
Source: phone call to Oldendorf-Himmelpforten Central Services Department
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Aug 2017


Estorf Municipality

Estorf Flag

[Estorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017

It is a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms. The ratio is explicitely given as 3:5.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Estorf Municipality, version 14 December 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017

Estorf Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Vert a cut stem Argent in bend with four cut branches; at sinister Argent, above gable shelves Vert in saltire ending in horseheads at the top, beneath a kettle Vert garnished Argent.
Meaning:
The dexter half displays the family arms of the Lords of Estorf. It had already been the old coat of arms of Estorf. The kettle (German: Grapen) is a canting punning element and representing former Gräpel municipality. The crossed horseheads are representing former Behrste municipality, which has even today many traditional Lower Saxonian farmhouses with thatched roofs topped by crossed horseheads.
The arms were approved on 17 December 1973 by Stade County.
Sources:
German WIKIPEDIA and §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Estorf Municipality, version 14 December 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017


Großenwörden Municipality

Großenwörden Banner

[Großenwörden municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017

According to source the banner is silver flanked green. The coat of arms is in the silver stripe.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Großenwörden Municipality, version 2 November 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017

Großenwörden Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, an abased bow wavy Argent, above a farmhouse Gules with half timber Argent, beneath an alder branch Argent having one leaf and two fruits.
Source: §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Großenwörden Municipality, version 2 November 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017


Hammah Municipality

Banner

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

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 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. The displayed farmhouse nowadays is the municipal hall.
Meaning:
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 Flag

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

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

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 Banner

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

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 Coat of Arms

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

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 Banner

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

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 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


Oldendorf (Stade) Municipality

Oldendorf Flag

[ municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017

It is a yellow over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017

Oldendorf Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Vert a throughout facetted cross Or; at sinister parted per fess, above Or a demi-eagle sable couped per pale and armed Gules, beneath Vert a lion issuant Or armed and tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The cross is representing local St. Martin parish church, which exists since the 11th century. The green colour is symbolising the rural character of the municipality. Eagle and lion, (another sock puppet lion) are taken from the arms of Daniel of Arentsschild, who had been ennobled in 1651 by Swedish King Christian, confirmed in 1653 by his successor Carl X Gustav. Daniel of Arentsschild took his seat in Oldendorf in 1642 and was buried in 1670 in the local parish church.
The arms were approved on 30 December 1982 by Stade County.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2017


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