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Kirchspielslandgemeinden Eider Subcounty (Germany) - Part 1

Amt Kirchspielslandgemeinden Eider, Kreis Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein - Teil 1

Last modified: 2019-12-16 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: eider klg | barkenholm | delve | hennstedt | hemme | kleve(dithmarschen) | krempel | linden(holstein) | lunden | wheel | star(5-point) | swords(crossed) | demi-eagle | couped palewise | birch(leaf) | bricks(7) | sailing ship | st.mary |
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[KLGen Eider subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Mar 2006 See also:

Kirchspielslandgemeinden Eider Subcounty (Amt Kirchspielslandgemeinden Eider)

Kirchspielslandgemeinden Eider Subcounty Flag

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Kirchspielslandgemeinden Eider Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a blue over silver (= white) fess wavy. Above (chief) is a plain golden (= yellow) field. Below in a green field are two silver (= white) swords crossed per saltire. Between the swords are golden (=yellow) figures. Below a wheel and three 5-point stars, pointing downwards, in the other corners.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolizing the Eider River, the name giver of the subcounty. The colours yellow and green are symbolizing moraines and marshes. The stars are symbolizing the former subcounty of KLG Hennstedt and they are symbolizing the three predecessors of the current subcounty. The swords are symbolizing former subcounty of KLG Tellingstedt. The wheel is symbolizing former subcounty of KLG Lunden.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 16 November 2009. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities don't have proper flags: Bergewöhrden, Dellstedt municipality, Dörpling, Fedderingen, Gaushorn, Glüsing, Hövede, Hollingstedt, Norderheistedt, Pahlen, Schalkholz, Schlichting, Tielenhemme, Wallen, Welmbüttel, Westerborstel, Wiemerstedt and Wrohm.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2019


Barkenholm Municipality

Barkenholm Municipal Flag

[Barkenholm municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Mar 2006

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Barkenholm Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a blue over silver (= white) bend sinister wavy. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a green leaf of birch with two infructescences. Below in a green field are seven golden (= yellow) bricks ordered 1:2:2:2.
Meaning:
The leaf is a canting element. The bricks are symbolizing the seven brickyards, which had been here in the 19th century. The bend wavy is symbolizing the Broklandsau, a local creek. The green colour is symbolizing the moors. The yellow colour is symbolizing the moraines.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 3 June 2002.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


Delve Municipality

Delve Municipal Flag

[Delve municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Mar 2006

It is a green over yellow over green horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:6:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Delve Municipal Coat of Arms

The green shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy, but having just one wave hollow. Above the wave is a golden (= yellow) sailing ship.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolizing the rural character of the municipality. The yellow colour is symbolizing the wealth gained by shipping in the 18th and 19th century, after the Eider Canal had been completed. The main freight was peat, which had been shipped to Garding and Tönning. The white hollow is symbolizing the sinuous winding of Eider River around the municipality.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.123

The flag was approved on 11 September 1984. The coat of arms was approved on 8 May 1979. The artist is Hans-Jürgen Böhrnsen from Delve.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


Groven Municipality

Groven Municipal Flag


[Groven municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2019

It is a blue white-red horizontal tricolour with centred arms, thus a Schleswig-Holstein flag with centred municipal arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2019

Groven Municipal Coat of Arms

Shield Vert with base wavy Argent charged with a fish Azure, a horsehead Argent bridled Sable.
Meaning:
The partition of the shield is referring to the topographic circumstances on the mouth of Eider River. The name of the municipality is a synonym of polder. The "stormy waves" as line of partition are referring to the heavy weather conditions, which required complex safety precautions. The Eider and her marshes provided good conditions for fishing and herding, represented by the animals.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2019

The flag was never approved officially. The arms were approved on 12 November 1987.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2019


Hemme Municipality

Hemme Municipal Flag

[Hemme municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Mar 2006

The flag is horizontally divided by nine alternating blue and yellow stripes. In a blue flaghead is the coat of arms without shield.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Hemme Municipal Coat of Arms

In a blue shield is a golden (= yellow) bench. St.Mary (silver/white) is sitting on the dexter side of the bench. She is nimbed and crowned golden (= yellow) and has golden (= yellow) hair. In her right hand she holds a branch of golden (= yellow) roses. She is embracing a silver (= white) infant Jesus with her left arm. Jesus is standing upon the bench. He is nimbed golden (= yellow) and holds golden (= yellow) branch of lilies in his left hand.
Meaning:
The arms are based on a seal of Hemme parish from the 13th century. Hemme was first mentioned in 1231 and the existence of a parish church is proven since 1323. The church was dedicated to Our Lady Virgin Mary. The crown is her attribute as heaven's queen. St. Mary had been the patron saint of whole Dithmarschen. Roses and lilies are their attributes, symbolizing her virtues purity, love and justness.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.175

The flag was approved on 27 September 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 26 January 1988. The artist is Günter Brietzke from Bargen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


Hennstedt Municipality

Hennstedt Municipal Flag

[Hennstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Mar 2006

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Hennstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

In a golden (= yellow) shield is a red wheel flanked by two green branches of willow tree. The green chief is embowed and divided by a silver (= white) bar wavy.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolizing the marshes, the yellow colour is symbolizing the moraines. They are also the colours of the the KLG Hennstedt. The bar wavy is symbolizing the Eider River. The embowed chief is a canting element symbolizing Hennstedt's location on a hill. The wheel is symbolizing the mobility of the people and local crafts. The spokes are symbolizing the villages, settlements and hamlets of Hennstedt. Willows are the predominant kind of trees. The many leaves are symbolizing the numerous local clubs.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 14 February 2005. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


Karolinenkoog Municipality

Karolinenkoog Municipal Flag


[Karolinenkoog municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2019

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2019

Karolinenkoog Municipal Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, in chief three wheat ears Or in fan, in base a royal crown Or fed Gules, having on top a Gothic initial "K" instead of the usual orb and cross.
Meaning:
The municipality developed in 1800 and 1801 by dyking of the foreshore. The project was so expensive that a debenture of the loan bank of the Danish crown was needed. Therefore the name of Princess Caroline, daughter of the later King Frederik VII was chosen for the new municipality. The royal crown is alluding to these circumstances, orb and cross were replaced by the initial of the princess, in modern spelling. The wheat ears are symbolising the fertility of the soil.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2019

The flag was never approved officially. The arms were approved on 22 June 1984.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Dec 2019


Kleve Municipality

Kleve Municipal Flag

[Kleve municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Mar 2006

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Kleve Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per "fess" into red over silver (= white). The fess is however descending from the dexter side to the sinister side (acc. to source: linke Schrägstufe). Above is a silver (=white) horse forcene. Below are two blue bars wavy.
Meaning:
The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein. The descending fess is symbolizing the location on the edge of the Dithmarscher Geest. The name of the municipality menas "cliff". The bars are symbolizing Eider River and Brocklandsau, a local creek. The horse is symbolizing the importance of horse breeding and equitation.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 20 September 2004. The artists are Uwe Nagel and Nanett Schnittkowski.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


Krempel Municipality

Krempel Municipal Flag

[Krempel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Mar 2006

It is a green - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Krempel Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale into golden (= yellow) and green. The dexter side shoes a black demi eagle couped palewise, armed and tongued red. The sinister side shows a silver (= white) pine tree couped palewise.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolizing agriculture. The yellow colour is symbolizing the sand of the dunes. The pine is symbolizing the poor soil and reforestation. The demi-eagle is taken from the arms of the Wurtmannen family and their clans(?) of Swyn and Nannen. He is also a symbol of direct imperial rule, which is considered as having happened until 1559.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.212

The flag was approved on 24 February 1993. The coat of arms was approved on 11 June 1981. The artist is Günter Brietzke from Bargen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


Lehe Municipality

Lehe Municipal Flag

[Lehe municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Mar 2006

The ratio is 3:5. It is a red - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Lehe Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale and has a plain, blue base wavy. The dexter side shows a black demi eagle couped palewise, armed and tongued red in a golden (= yellow) field. The sinister side shows a golden (= yellow) demi fleur de lis couped palewise in a red field.
Meaning:
Eagle and fleur de lis are taken from the arms of the Wurtmannen family and their clans(?) of Swyn and Nannen. The demi-eagle is also a symbol of direct imperial rule, which is considered as having happened until 1559. The village was first mentioned in 1231 within a register (Erdbuch) of the Danish king Waldemar. In memory of Peter Swyn from Lehe (1480-1537), the most important statesman of the Ditmarsian farmers' republic, and of his grandson Markus Swyn, the first ducal administrator (Landvogt) of Norderdithmarschen, the arms of their kin were adopted by the municipality. The silver fleur de lis was however replaced by a golden one.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.225

The flag was approved on 8 February 1988. The coat of arms was approved on 24 August 1965. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


Linden (Holstein) Municipality

Linden (Holstein) Municipal Flag

[Linden (Holstein) municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Mar 2006

It is a blue - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag, surrounded by a wreath of twelve countercharged 5-point stars.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Linden (Holstein) Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows in a silver (= white) field two green linden trees, the bigger one couped palewise. The trees are rooting in the black base divided by a silver barrulet. The sinister side shows in a red field a silver (= white) demi nettle leaf couped palewise.
Meaning:
The trees are a canting element. The base is symbolizing agricultural tradition, the barrulet riches of water. The nettle leaf is symbolizing the affiliation with Holstein. The wreath of stars is symbolizing the municipality's activities of connecting European peoples. Due to these merits the municipality gained the flag of honour of the European Council in 1977.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.227

The flag was approved on 14 December 1987. The coat of arms was approved on 26 June 1974. The artist is Gerhard Schwabe from Linden.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


Lunden Municipality

Lunden Municipal Flag

[Lunden municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Mar 2006

It is a blue flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013

Lunden Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale into golden (= yellow) and silver (= white). The dexter side shoes a black demi eagle couped palewise, armed and tongued red. The sinister side shows a red grid in a silver (= white) field.
Meaning:
The demi-eagle is interpreted as a half eagle from the arms of the Holy Roman Empire, thus a symbol of independence from any foreign souvereignty. The Dithmarsians were no subjects of any lords but direct subjects of the Emperor. Lunden shares this symbol with several other Dithmarsian municipalities. Indeed the eagle is taken from the arms of the Wurtmannen family and their clans(?) of Swyn and Nannen, which had been the most influential family in the Dithmarsian farmers' republic. The family had its origin in Lunden Parish. Probably by the influence of their most prominent representatives Lunden gained the rights of a city in 1529, lost it however after the defeat of 1559. The existence of the coat of arms had already been proven in 1592 within a book of Jonas von Elverveldt concerning the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. The parish church of Lunden is dedicated to St. Lorenz. A red hot iron grid, an instrument of torture, is his attribute.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.233

The flag was approved on 25 January 1991. The coat of arms was approved on 19 April 1988. The artist is Günter Brietzke from Bargen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2013


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