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Bad Wilsnack/Weisen Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Bad Wilsnack/Weisen, Landkreis Prignitz, Brandenburg

Last modified: 2019-04-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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Bad Wilsnack/Weisen Subcounty

According to 3 of Hauptsatzung of Bad Wilsnack/Weisen Subcounty, version 2 Juni 2009, there are only a coat of arms and a seal but no flag. The information was confirmed per phone call by Amtsdirektor Mr. Torsten Jacob.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019

Bad Wilsnack/Weisen Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, three coronets Or ordered 2:1, chief Or charged with a barrulet wavy Azure.
Meaning:
The barrulet wavy in chief is a representation of the Elbe River. The three coronets are representing the kins of Quitzow, Jagow and Saldern, who played an important role in local history.
Source: information provided by Torsten Jacob per phone call
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019

The arms were approved on 7 September 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019

Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities don't have proper flags: Legde/Quitzöbel, Legde/Quitzöbel and Weisen municipality.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019


Bad Wilsnack City

Bad Wilsnack Flag

[Bad Wilsnack city flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 6 Apr 2001

It is a green-white-blue horizontal tricolour. The arms on the white stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Source: Günther 1995 (Erwin Günther, Ostdeutsche Stadtflaggen (1): Land Brandenburg, in Der Flaggenkurier, no. 1, 1995)
Stefan Schwoon, 6 Apr 2001

Bad Wilsnack Banner

[Bad Wilsnack city banner] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 6 Apr 2001

The city uses mostly the banner in the colours green-white-blue with the arms on the white stripe and shifted to the top.
Source: Günther 1995 (Erwin Günther, Ostdeutsche Stadtflaggen (1): Land Brandenburg, in Der Flaggenkurier, no. 1, 1995)
Stefan Schwoon, 6 Apr 2001

Bad Wilsnack Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, on a base Vert a church Argent with port and windows sable and spires Gules.
Meaning:
According to Ralf Hartemink the arms display the local church, which should be the St. Nicholas Church of the Sacred Blood, which had been a place of pilgrimage due to a miracle with a bleeding Host, which had been burnt by a Protestant reverend in 1552, which marked the end of the local pilgrimage. The church now has no towers in its western façade.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Stefan Schwoon, 6 Apr 2001 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Apr 2019

The arms were approved on 8 January 1992.
Stefan Schwoon, 6 Apr 2001


Breese Municipality

Breese Flag


[Breese municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019

Breese Banner

[Breese municipal banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019

Breese Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, at dexter a sewing needle Gules in pale with double embowed thread of the same, at sinister an unicorn forcene Gules.
Meaning:
The unicorn is taken from the family arms of the Retzdorf kin, being landlords of the villages of Groß Breese, Klein Breese and Mittelbreese from the 14th until the 18th century. The needle is representing the Singer factory for the famous sewing machines, which had been established in nearby Wttenberge in 1903. It became the most important employer for the people of the Breeses and changed the appearance of the villages completely by building new settlements for the workers in 1925. Needle and thread together form an initial "B" for Breese.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019

Flag, banner and arms were approved on 14 November 2012 by LHA Brandenburg (Main State Archive).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Apr 2019


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