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Schenefeld Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Schenefeld, Kreis Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2020-02-06 by klaus-michael schneider
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Schenefeld Subcounty (Amt Schenefeld)

Schenefeld Subcounty Flag

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Schenefeld Subcounty Coat of Arms

The shield is tierced per pall reverse. Above right is a silver (= white) plough share in a red field. Above left is a red wheel in a silver (=white) field. Below the field is 13 times divided per gironny.
Meaning:
The tiercing is symbolising the three former subcounties: Schenefeld, Wacken and Hohenaspe. They formed the current subcounty. The colours are those of Holstein. The gyrons are symbolising the manifold of municipalities. The plough share is symbolising agriculture. The wheel is symbolising trading, skilled crafts and mobility of the people.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.54

The flag was approved on 1 February 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 19 September 1977. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities don't have proper flags: [source given in brackets]
Aasbüttel [Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online]
Kaisborstel [Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online]
Oldenborstel [Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online]
Puls [Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online]
Reher [Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online]
Siezbüttel [Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online]
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2020


Agethorst MunicipalityWarringholzWarringholzWarringholzWarringholz

Agethorst Municipal Flag

[Agethorst flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Oct 2008

It is a white flag. In the top half the flag is divided by three horizontal stripes: blue ver white over green. The municipal coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Agethorst Municipal Coat of Arms

[Agethorst flag] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Oct 2008

The shield is divided per fess into blue over green. In the blue field a silver (= white) mountain with three peaks is filling nearly the whole field. The mountain is superimposed by three green leaves ordered 1:2 flanked at both sides by a blue pylon of an aerial ropeway.
Meaning:
The mountain is symbolising the local Blocksberg hill. The pylons are reminding on the digging of clay, which is a raw material of concrete. The leaves are alluding to the former forestal riches.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 23 August 2007. The coat of arms was approved on 10 June 2002. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Besdorf Municipality

Besdorf Municipal Flag

[Besdorf flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Besdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a counterchanged bend. Above right in a red field is a golden (= yellow) panicle of oat. Below in a silver (= white) field is is a red farmhouse.
Meaning:
Farmhouse and oat are elements representing the rural tradition. The bend is symbolising progress and the highway A23.
Source:Reißmann 1997, p.89

The flag was approved on 17 March 2011. The coat of arms was approved on 13 December 1993. The artist is Sabine Raudonat from Kiel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Bokelrehm Municipality

Bokelrehm Municipal Flag

[Bokelrehm flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Jun 2006

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Dec 2012

Bokelrehm Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per bend sinister. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a branch of beech tree having to green leaves and a red beechnut barbed green. Below in a green field is a silver (= white) bend sinister wavy.
Meaning:
The municipality has two settlement cores separated by the highway A23. The beech tree is symbolising the core of Bokelrehm proper. The beech is a canting element. The bend wavy is symbolising the core of Kohlenbek, which means: cold creek. The yellow colour is symbolising the moraines and the green colour is symbolising agriculture and forestal riches.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 9 October 2001. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Dec 2012


Bokhorst Municipality

Bokhorst Municipal Flag

[Bokhorst flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 May 2007

It is a green - white - green vertical triband with ratio 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the centre of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Dec 2012

Bokhorst Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is green. A silver (= white) mansion with stairs and a tower is the central figure. Below is a silver (= white) fess wavy, above four leaves of beech tree of the same colour.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolising the Wilsterau, a creek in the settlement core of Oberstenwehr. The leaves are canting. The name of the municipality means: beech grove. Bokhorst mansion gave the municipality the name. It is the central figure.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 8 February 2007. The coat of arms was approved on 8 December 2001. Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Dec 2012


Christinenthal Municipality

Christinenthal Municipal Flag

[Christinenthal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2012

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2012

Christinenthal Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a silver (= white) bend sinister wavy. Above right is a silver (= white) reed mace in a blue field. Below left is a silver (= white) feather in a green field.
Meaning:
The bend wavy is symbolising the Bekau, a creek. The blue field and the reed mace are symbolising the Christinenthal Lake, where the reeds are growing. The green field is symbolising agriculture and the feather (to be fixed at a hat) is symbolising the courtly past of the village. Here the Danish viceregent Marquis Ernst-Friedrich of Brandenburg-Kulmbach built a summer residence in the rococo era. His wife Christine-Sophie gave the name of the residence, which later became the name of the village.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 27 October 2008. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2012


Gribbohm Municipality

Gribbohm Municipal Flag

[Gribbohm flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2012

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2012

Gribbohm Municipal Coat of Arms

The green shield is divided by a fess nine times divided into silver (= white) and red. The fess is superimposed by a silver (= white) sinister facing farmer fixing a horse forcene of the same colour by a longe.
Meaning:
The fess is symbolising a toll bar as a protection against smugglers, which should have been here in the 17th century. There is a story about an escaping horse. The people said however: "Lat da Tier man lopen, he kümmt ja für den Boom!" (Let go the animal, finally it will come to the bar!). Andi t is told that it had been catched at that very toll bar "kunn man dat Tier grienen" (One could catch the animal). So Gribbohm is derived from "Griepboom", which is a "catching bar".
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 7 October 2010.The coat of arms was approved on 13 October 1999. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2012


Hadenfeld Municipality

Hadenfeld Municipal Flag

[Hohenaspe flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2020

It is a white flag with centred arms, the barrulet wavy from the shield is continued in green colour to the hoist and fly end.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2020

Hadenfeld Municipal Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, an abased barrulet wavy Argent, a millstone Or, in chief two swords Argent in saltire.
Meaning:
The name of the municipality means "field of Hadu". The latter is a name derived from "hathu" (= fight), symbolised by the crossed swords. As an ols sword was excavated in the area, the location might have been also an ancient battlefield. The millstone is alluding to the grain mills in the past, powered by the water of the numerous creeks in the village. The colours yellow and green are alluding to "Hohenwestedter Geest", the local moraine landscape.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 20 June 2018. The arms were approved on 10 November 2003.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2020


Holstenniendorf Municipality

Holstenniendorf Municipal Flag

[Holstenniendorf flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2012

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2012

Holstenniendorf Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess into silver (= white) over blue. A trapezium shaped white element is exceeding the white stripe in the centre. Above beneath a blue fess wavy are three red houses ordered 1:5:2. Below in the blue stripe are two silver (= white) ears of grain crossed per saltire.
Meaning:
The trapezium is symbolising the profile of the Kiel Canal, which is also symbolised by the fess wavy. The grain is symbolising agriculture, the houses the settlement. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 10 May 2010. The coat of arms was approved on 29 July 2002. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Dec 2012


Looft Municipality

Looft Municipal Flag

[Looft flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Jun 2006

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Looft Municipal Coat of Arms

In the blue shield is a silver (= white) double oak. The red base is separated from the rest by a silver (= white) fess wavy and superimposed by a golden (= yellow), sinister facing , horizontal sword.
Meaning:
The double oak had been planted in the centre of the village in 1928 as a symbol of the unsolvable oneness of Schleswig and Holstein. The fess wavy is symbolising Bekau creek. The sort is symbolising archaeological excavations in the domain of the village. The colours, blue, white and red are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 8 June 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 21 June 1999. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Nienbüttel Municipality

Nienbüttel Municipal Flag

[Nienbüttel flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Nienbüttel Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per bend sinister by a silver (=white) wavy line. Above right in a red field are three silver (=white) houses having roofs of reed in a triangular constellation. Below in a green field is a silver (= white) plough.
Meaning:
The wavy line is symbolising fountains located in the municipality. The green field and the plough are symbolising agriculture. The red field is symbolising the name meaning "new village" (no further details given) and the local soil-layers of clay.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 17 March 2009. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Nutteln Municipality

Nutteln Municipal Flag

[Nutteln flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Jun 2006

It is a blue - white - blue vertical triband. The proportion between the stripes is approx. 1:8:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Nutteln Municipal Coat of Arms

Three silver (= white) trees without greenery are standing on a green hill in a blue shield. Their crowns are disappearing above the top edge of the shield.
Meaning:
Nutteln was mentioned first in 1247 as Nutle, probably derived from Nutloh, which is a grove of nutbushes. Though the trees are not recognizable as nutbushes, the arms are considered to be canting.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.259

The flag was approved on 28 April 1997. The coat of arms was approved on 23 July 1948. The artist is Johannes Rickers from Krummendiek.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Pöschendorf Municipality

Pöschendorf Municipal Flag

[Pöschendorf flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

It is an armorial flag in "tinctures suitable for flags".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Pöschendorf Municipal Coat of Arms

In the green shield is a golden (= yellow) sword issuant flanked by two silver (= white) coins. The right coin has the inscription "CAROLUS", the left one the inscription "DORSTAD". In the middle of the silver (=white) chief is a green embayment bearing the hilt of the sword.
Meaning:
The embayment is symbolising an oval trench flanking the local hill of Krinkberg. It seems that here had been a fort of the Carolingian kings. In the area sowrds and coins from that time (7th - 9th century) had been found. Both coins depicted are exemplary for the 91 coins having been found here.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.272

The flag was approved on 10 September 2009. The coat of arms was approved on 28 June 1989. The artist is Ilse Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Schenefeld Municipality

Schenefeld Municipal Banner

[Schenefeld banner] 3:1 image by Jörg Majewski, modified by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Dec 2012

It is an armorial banner. The charges of the coat of arms are clearly shifted to the top.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Schenefeld Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale. On the dexter side in a red field is a silver (= white) nettle leaf superimposed by a dark blue millwheel. On the sinister side in a silver (= white) field is a dark blue church tower.
Meaning:
It is the tower of the local parish church, built in the 9th century dedicated to St. Boniface. It was the oldest church built of stones north of Elbe River. The tower depicted in the arms was however built in the baroque era. Schenefeld had been the main settlement in the old Saxonian Holsten Shire. This is symbolised by the Holstein nettle leaf. The millwheel is symbolising an ancient long term leased mill and the former village of Neumühlen. The colours red and white are those of Holstein, together with the additional blue elements those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.304

The banner was approved on 11 November 1991. The coat of arms was approved on 30 May 1980. The artist is Hans Buhmann from Schenefeld.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Vaale Municipality

Vaale Municipal Flag

[Vaale flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Jun 2006

It is a red - white - red horizontal triband. The proportion between the stripes is approx. 1:5:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Vaale Municipal Coat of Arms

It is a green shield. Above are golden (= yellow) weapons, an axe and a sword, crossed per saltire. Below is a silver (= white) urn.
Meaning:
All figures in the shield had been found among others during archaeological excavations in 1884.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.349

The flag was approved on 11 November 1991. The coat of arms was approved on 5 December 1983. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Vaalermoor Municipality

Vaalermoor Municipal Flag

[Vaalermoor flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Jun 2006

It is a blue - white - blue vertical triband. The proportion between the stripes is approx. 1:6:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Vaalermoor Municipal Coat of Arms

Above in the blue shield is a silver (= white) windmill, below are two spades of the same colour, crossed saltirishly.
Meaning:
The windmill is symbolising drainage, the spades are symbolising the digging of peat.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 21 June 2005. The coat of arms was approved on 21 June 1999. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Wacken Municipality

Wacken Municipal Flag

[Wacken flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Jun 2006

It is a blue - white - blue vertical triband. The proportion between the stripes is approx. 1:11:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012

Wacken Municipal Coat of Arms

In a silver (= white) shield is a green bowl. The shield has a red bordure.
Meaning:
The bowl is the so called "Wacken bronce bowl", today being in the state museum in Schleswig. The colours red and white are those of Holstein. Wacken is famour for its annual open air rock festival.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.351

The flag was approved on 3 October 1989. The coat of arms was approved on 25 January 1980. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Dec 2012


Warringholz Municipality

Warringholz Municipal Flag

[Warringholz flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2020

It is a green-yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2020

Municipal Coat of Arms

Shield parted enhanced per fess; above Or, issuant from a mount issuant Vert a group of trees Vert; beneath Vert 16 billets Or ordered 1:2:3:4:3:2:1.
Meaning:
The line of partition with mount and trees is a representation of the Theeberg, an ancient grave mound. Here also assemblies of more than mere local importance had been held. The billets are alluding to the local brickyard, which had been the biggest employer until 1970.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 19 March 1999. The arms were approved on 13 December 2016.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Feb 2020


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