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Trittau Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Trittau, Kreis Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2020-03-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Trittau subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Aug 2006 See also:

Trittau Subcounty (Amt Trittau)

Trittau Subcounty Flag

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Trittau Subcounty Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) over blue. Above is a black tree having ten oversized, green leaves. Below is a wreath of twelve golden (= yellow) 5-point stars.
Meaning:
The stem is symbolising the subcounty, the leaves are symbolising its municipalities: Grande, Grönwohld, Gro?ensee, Hamfelde, Hohenfelde, Köthel, Lütjensee, Rausdorf, Trittau and Witzhave. The subcounty is congruent with the former parish and nearly congruent with the historical district (Amt) of Trittau and thus symbolising continuity. The wreath means that the subcounty is devoted to the European spirit. The blue colour is symbolising the numerous little lakes in the subcounty.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.58

The flag was approved on 10 March 1977. The coat of arms was approved on 4 October 1974. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Grande Municipality

Grande Municipal Flag


[Grande municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Feb 2020

It is nearly an armorial flag (banner of arms).
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Feb 2020

Grande Municipal Coat of Arms

Shield parted by a bend sinister wavy of Argent over Azure, above right Vert two firs Argent, beneath left Or a watermill's wheel Gules.
Meaning:
The yellow colour is representing the terminal moraine landscape. The name of the municipality is derived from the Old High German word "Grant", which means "gravel". The bend sinister wavy is representing the Bille River. It had been the border between Slavic and Germanic tribes, later between Denmark and Prussia, with a short intermezzo of French occupation by Napoleon I. Nowadays it is the border between the counties of Stormarn and Herzogtum Lauenburg. The firs are representing Sachsenwald in the South and Grander Tannen in the North, two woods, being nature protection areas. The millwheel is symbolising the Grande Mill, the oldest flour mill in Northern Germany, built in the 13th century. Please note that in the arms the wheel is issuant from base sinister but in flag it is impending and complete.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Feb 2020

Flag and arms were approved on 21 March 2013. The artist is Tim Unverhau from Elmenhorst.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Feb 2020


Grönwohld Municipality

Grönwohld Municipal Flag

[Grönwohld municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Aug 2006

It is a blue over red horizontal bicolour. Both stripes are separated by a narrow white stripe. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Grönwohld Municipal Coat of Arms

The silver (= white) shield is divided by a blue fess wavy. Above is a big, red, half-timbered house. Below are three green trees ordered 2:1.
Meaning:
The trees are symbolising the nature and the name of the municipality. The meaning is "green wood". The house is an image of a local wire manufactory from the 16th century, the so called Grönwohlder Drahtmühle, which is Grönwohld's landmark. The fess wavy is symbolising the millbrook.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.150

The flag was approved on 12 September 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 29 August 1995. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Großensee Municipality

Großensee Municipal Flag

[Großensee municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Aug 2006

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Großensee Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) over blue. Above is a green green, rooted oak seedling with branches shaped like a cross. Below are three silver (= white) carps ordered 2:1.
Meaning:
The blue colour, the carps and the wavy line are symbolising Großensee, the lake and name giver of the municipality. The seedling is symbolising the beautiful landscape, the vital power of the inhabitants and finally their Christian charity.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.153

The flag was approved on 21 January 1991. The coat of arms was approved on. The artists are Leonhard Hundsdoerfer and Ilse Kaulbarsch.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Hamfelde Municipality

Hamfelde Municipal Flag

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

The flag is divided by an ascending line into yellow (hoist) and green (flyend). The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. The ascending line is continuing the bend wavy of the shield.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Hamfelde Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a bend sinister wavy, which is parted into gold (= yellow) over blue. Above right is a silver (= white) stag statant in a green field. Below left is a green, rooted beech in a golden (= yellow) field.
Meaning:
Since 1227 the municipality was split up, one part belonged to Lauenburg, the other to Stormarn. The Bille River, symbolised by the blue bend wavy, was the border. The stag is symbolising forestry. The beech is symbolising the groves of Hahnheide.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 14 December 2006. The coat of arms was approved on 21 February 2006. The artist is Tim Unverhau from Elmenhorst.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Hohenfelde Municipality

Hohenfelde Municipal Flag

[Hohenfelde municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Aug 2006

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Hohenfelde Municipal Coat of Arms

The blue shield is divided by a silver (= white) bend sinister wavy. Above right is a wreath of twelve golden (= yellow) 5-point stars. Below left is a sheaf of the same colour.
Meaning:
The wreath of stars is symbolising the devotion to the European spirit. Hohenfelde was the first municipality in Schleswig-Holstein having partnerships with municipalities abroad and was member of the Council of Municipalities in Europe. The bend wavy is symbolising the Bille River. The sheaf is symbolising agriculture.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.181

The flag was approved on 10 March 1977. The coat of arms was approved on 29 March 1971. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Köthel Municipality

Köthel Municipal Flag

[Köthel municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Köthel Municipal Coat of Arms

The silver (= white) shield is divided by a blue bend wavy. Above right is a green beech. Below left is a red Gothic chapel.
Meaning:
After 1238 Köthel was the base of the nuns' monastery of Reinbek for some twenty years. The chapel had been the rest of the monastery, after the monastery had been transferred to Hirschfeld. In the chapel services were celebrated up to the 17th century. Afterwards the chapel disappeared. The fess wavy is symbolising the Bille River, the beech is symbolising the Groves of Hahnheide.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 9 September 2008. The coat of arms was approved on 10 November 1998. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Lütjensee Municipality

Lütjensee Municipal Flag

[Lütjensee municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Dec 2007

The yellow sheet is divided by a blue, wavy, horizontal line continuing the fess wavy in the arms. The arms are in the middle of the sheet having nearly total height.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Lütjensee Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy into blue over red. Above is a golden (= yellow) bell. On the sinister chiefpoint is an inescutcheon of the same colour bearing a blue blossom with five petals. Below are two silver (= white) wheels with eight spokes.
Meaning:
Lütjensee was first mentioned in 1248.. The bell is representing the church, which had been established by the provost of Hamburg Erich. The inescutcheon shows the family arms of Tymmo of Hamme, the former owner. Afterwards the village belonged to the chapter of Hamburg and later on to the dukes of Holstein. The wheels are alluding to the historical road between Hamburg and Lübeck. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 27 March 2007. The coat of arms was approved on 22 August 2000. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Rausdorf Municipality

Rausdorf Municipal Flag

[Rausdorf municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Rausdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a silver (= white) over blue fess, which has an axial depression in the middle. Above in a red field is a silver (= white) half-timbered farmhouse. The field below is plain silver (= white).
Meaning:
The farmhouse is symbolising the rural character. The depression is symbolising the geological situation of the municipality. The blue part of fess and depressing is symbolising the Corbek, a local creek.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 17 March 2009. The artist is Tim Unverhau from Elmenhorst.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Trittau Municipality

[Trittau municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Aug 2006

Description of flag:
It is a white flag with narrow green stripes on top- and bottom-edge. In the middle of the white stripe is a red, baroque half-timbered house.
Meaning:
The house depicted is the dwelling house of Trittau's watermill, which had been in function from 1700 until 1973. The green stripes are symbolising the attractive landscape, especially Hahnheide forest.
Sources: this online catalogue and Reißmann 1997, p.348

The flag was approved on 9 February 1989. The coat of arms was approved on 4 February 1982. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


Witzhave Municipality

Witzhave Municipal Flag

[Witzhave municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Aug 2006

In the middle the white sheet is horizontally divided by a narrow green stripe. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013

Witzhave Municipal Coat of Arms

In the centre of the green shield is a silver (= white) farmhouse. On each chiefpoint is a golden (= yellow) branch of oak with three leaves and two acorns. Below is a brooch of the same colour.
Meaning:
The farmhouse is symbolising the rural character of the municipality. The branches are alluding to the nearby forest of Sachsenwald. The brooch was found in one of the numerous tumuli of Witzhave.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.373

The flag was approved on 14 January 1997. The coat of arms was approved on 12 September 1996. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Feb 2013


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