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Seevetal Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Seevetal, Landkreis Harburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-06-14 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: seevetal | hittfeld | over | lion(yellow) | millstone | wheel-cross | fish | anchor |
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Current Flag

[Seevetal municipality] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2007

Description of flag:
Its ratio is 3:5. Its a yellow flag with a horizontal green stripe on lower and upper edge and the coat of arms in the centre of the flag. The ratio between the colours is estimated 1:7:1.
Source: I spotted the flag on 28 March 2007 in Seevetal-Garlstorf and on 29 March 2007 in Seevetal-Hittfeld. The flag fits the pattern submitted at Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover on 11 June 1979 except the width of the stripes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2007

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
A green shield is divided by a silver (=white) wavy fess In the chief is a golden (=yellow), sinister facing, statant lion facing the left side. In centre of the base is a golden(=yellow) millstone having 19 segments. The lion in the coat of arms of Seevetal is obviously taken from that one of Hittfeld.
Meaning:
According to source the green colour is symbolizing the green valley of Seeve creek, which gave the municipality its name. The creek is symbolized by the wavy fess. The lion is the lion of the monument in Braunschweig, dedicated Heinrich the lion. It is symbolizing the fact, that this duke owned an estate in Hittfeld, which existed in the 11th and 12th century. It also reminds of a more than 1000 years old historical tradition of some parts of the municipality. The millstone is symbolizing the numerous windmills and watermills located in the area in the past. The number of segments is symbolizing the 19 villages, which had been united in 1972 in order to form the current municipality.
Source:Wilhelm Marquardt and Rolf Sander: "Gemeindewappen des Kreises Harburg", Stelle(Krs.Harburg) 1983; p.24
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Apr 2007


Hittfeld Village

[Seevetal-Hittfeld flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 June 2007

Description of flag:
It is a yellow over white horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the centre of the flag. The flag's ratio is 3:5.
Source: I spotted this flag on 7 May 2007 in Hittfeld near "Zum Hundertjährigen" inn.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 June 2007

Hittfeld Banner

[Seevetal-Hittfeld banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2007

Description of banner:
The ratio is 5:2. It is a vertical yellow and white bicolour with the coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: I spotted this flag also on 7 May 2007.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2007

Hittfeld Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. The chief shows a sinister facing, statant, golden (=yellow) lion in a blue field. The base shows a blue annulet divided by a blue cross patty in a golden (=yellow) field. The German term is Radkreuz, which literally means "wheel cross".
Meaning:
The lion is the lion of the monument in Braunschweig, dedicated Heinrich the lion. It is symbolising the fact, that this duke owned an estate in Hittfeld, which existed in the 11th and 12th century. The cross is symbolizing the existence of a medieval court location (German:Kurienhof). It is also alluding to close relationships to the abbey of Corvey, on the banks of river Weser.
Source:Wilhelm Marquardt and Rolf Sander: "Gemeindewappen des Kreises Harburg", Stelle(Krs.Harburg) 1983; p.44
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 June 2007


Over Village

[Seevetal-Over flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2017

Description of flag:
It is a white over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2017

Over Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per fess wavy, above Vert an anchor Argent, beneath Argent a perch Vert.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolising Elbe River. The green colour is representing the green dyke and the colour is canting, because "Over" means "river bank". The anchor is symbolising the protection of the land by the dykes. Perches had been very common in the Elbe River in the past. In the original arms the perch had been yed and finned Gules.
Source:Wilhelm Marquardt and Rolf Sander: "Gemeindewappen des Kreises Harburg", Stelle(Krs.Harburg) 1983; p.58
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2017


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