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Aue Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Aue, Landkreis Uelzen, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-02-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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Introduction

Aue Comprehensive Municipality was created on 1 November 2011, when the former comprehensive municipalities of Bodenteich and Wrestedt merged.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2017

Bad Bodenteich Market Town Banner

[Bad Bodenteich Market Town banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2011

Description of banner:
It is a red - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre(?) of the flag.
Source: in Stefan Schwoon's database, based upon
Primary Source: from BGS 1996, Heft 11/12, p.44
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2011

Coat of arms

Description of Coat of Arms:
In a silver (=white) shield is a black statant stag with golden (= yellow) antlers and covered by a red blanket divided by a silver (=white) indented line. Upon the base are four black wavy fesses.
Meaning:
According to source the stag is alluding to the Bodendieke family, who died out with the Baltic branch in 19th century. Bodenteich was the origin of the family, who erected a castle in the 13th century and sold it to the Dukes of Lüneburg in 14th century. The wavy fesses are alluding to lake Bodenteich, today a mere swamp but a real lake in the middle ages.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.26
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2011


Wrestedt Municipality

[Wrestedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2007
adopted 27 Nov 1984

The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the centre of the flag.
The image of flag matches the description given in  Stefan Schwoon's database. The flag was submitted on 27 November 1984 at Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover.
Description of Coat of arms:
In a silver (=white) shield is a prancing black unicorn facing the right side. In the red chief are two silver (=white) crossed shelves ending in horseheads.
Meaning:
The family of Grothe was living in Wrestedt since 1666. In their coat of arms had been two black unicorns. The current unicorn is taken from that coat of arms. The tail of the unicorn is split up into three ends symbolizing the local families of Wresterstede,Bardendieck and Grothe. About the horseheads there is known nothing special. Horseheads however are used on top of the gables of Lower Saxonian farmhouses up to now. Wrestedt had been a comprehensive municipality until 1 November 2011, when it merged with former communes of Stadensen and Wieren.
Source: Frank Burmester, editor of a local citizens information "Bürger-Info".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2011 / 17 Feb 2017


Stadensen Municipality

[Stadensen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2007

The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a horizontal 3-stripes flag. The colours are green-white-green. The ratio of stripes is 1:3:1. The coat of arms is within the white stripe shifted to the hoist.
The image of flag matches the description given in  Stefan Schwoon's database. The flag was submitted at Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover.
Description of Coat of Arms:
In a green shield is a silver (=white) heather-rose with a golden (=yellow) centre. Above the rose you can see a silver (=white) piece of the antlers of a stag.
Meaning:
Stadensen is located in the Magetheide, a heather landscape. The rose is referring to this location. The piece of antlers refers to two facts.
1)On 8 May 1040 the German king Heinrich IV granted the Magetheide to the Bishop of Verden. Since then the area was used for hunting purposes.
2)The local foresters office was located in Stadensen in times, the municipality belonged to the kingdom of Hannover.
Source: Frank Burmester, editor of a local citizens information "Bürger-Info"".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2007


Wieren Municipality

[Wieren municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2007

The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the canton.
The image of flag matches the description given in Stefan Schwoon's database. The flag was submitted at Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover.
Description of coat of arms:
On a green shield twelve white circle segments are forming a ring being open at the top.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolizing the hills called Wierener Berge, it is also symbolizing agriculture being the main business of the locals.
The municipality was built of eleven smaller municipalities. Those were: Bollensen, Drohe, Emern, Kahlstorf, Groß Pretzier, Klein Pretzier, Könau, Kroetze, Gavendorf, Ostedt and Wieren. There is a stone for every former municipality. The locals added however a 12th stone for Kroetzmühle, that was already a part of Kroetze before.
Source: Frank Burmester, editor of a local citizens information "Bürger-Info".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2007


Banner of Wieren

[Wieren banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2007

The flags ratio is 5:2. It is a green and white vertical bicolour with the coat of arms in the canton.
Source: Frank Burmester, editor of a local citizens information "Bürger-Info".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 June 2007


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