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Bokhorst-Wankendorf Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Bokhorst-Wankendorf, Kreis Plön, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2020-03-06 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: bokhorst-wankendorf | rendswuehren | ruhwinkel | stolpe | wankendorf | grain(ear) | beech(leaf) | linden(leaf) | fleur de lis(silver) | gable | horn | vessel(golden) | oak(leaf) | nettle leaf |
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[Bokhorst-Wankendorf subcounty flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013 See also:

Bokhorst-Wankendorf Subcounty (Amt Bokhorst-Wankendorf)

Bokhorst-Wankendorf Subcounty Flag

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Bokhorst-Wankendorf Coat of Arms

Shield parted by a fess wavy Argent, beneath Gules four beech leaves Or in fan superimposing one another, above Azure four grain ears Argent in fan issuant from the beech leaves, the colour of stalks turns to Gules on the parting fess wavy.
Meaning:
The subcounty was established in 2007 by a merger of the subcounties of Wankendorf and Bokhorst with its municipalities. The grain ears are taken from the arms of former Wankendorf Subcounty and are symbolising its municipalities Belau, Ruhwinkel, Stolpe and Wankendorf. The beech leaves are representing the municipalities of former Bokhorst Subcounty as follows: Großharrie, Rendswühren, Schillsdorf and Tasdorf. The fess wavy is representing the numerous local creeks and lakes.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 27 May 2010. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013 / 6 Mar 2020


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities have no proper flags: Belau, Großharrie, Schillsdorf and Tasdorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Mar 2020


Rendswühren Municipality

Rendswühren Municipal Flag

[Rendswühren municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Rendswühren Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess into silver (= white) over green. Above is a green gable. Below is a silver (= white) fleur de lis.
Meaning:
Rendswühren was first mentioned in 1280 (Source: Kieler Stadtbuch). It was owned by the Pogwisch family (until 1462), the monastery of Bordesholm (until 1535) and was then bought by Johann Rantzau; afterwards to Bothkamp district (until 1928) and Bordesholm County (until 1932): since then to Plön County. Rendswühren consists of the settlement cores of Schipphorst, Schipphorster Feld, Altenrade, Neuenrade, Griesenbötel, Rendswühren proper and Rendswührener Feld. The gable of Kortum House in Schipphorster Feld is the antetype of the gable on flag. The fleur de lis is alluding to the affiliation with the monastery in Bordesholm and afterwards with Bordesholm County. The fleur de lis can also be found in the arms of the municipality of Bordesholm.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 21 March 2012. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


Ruhwinkel Municipality

Ruhwinkel Municipal Flag

[Ruhwinkel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Aug 2006

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Ruhwinkel Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a green chevron into silver (= white) over gold (= yellow). The chevron is crowned by seven green linden leaves. Below is a red, sinister facing horn.
Meaning:
The elements are symbolising the three settlement cores: The horn stands for Bockhorn; the chevron - having an angle (German: Winkel) - stands for Ruhwinkel proper; the leaves stand for Schönböken and its alleyway of linden trees.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 5 February 2003. The coat of arms was approved on 5 February 2002. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


Stolpe Municipality

Stolpe Municipal Flag

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

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Stolpe Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) bend sinister into blue over red. Above right are two golden (= yellow) vessels of different size ordered per pale. Below is a silver (= white) nettle leaf.
Meaning:
The golden vesssels had been found in 1835 on the domains of Depenau Manor. They belong to the very first exhibits of the "Archaeological State Museum" in Schleswig. The bend is symbolising the federal highway A21. The nettle leaf is alluding to the Counts of Schauenburg-Holstein, the former rulers.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.331

The flag was approved on 5 July 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 11 June 1994. The artist is Erwin Wendik from Stolpe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


Wankendorf Municipality

Wankendorf Municipal Flag

[Wankendorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Jul 2006

The flag is quarterly divided into white (upper hoist and lower fly) and red (lower hoist and upper fly). The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013

Wankendorf Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is quarterly divided. The 1st quarter shows three silver (= white) ears of grain in a blue field. The 2nd quarter shows a red bend sinister embattled counterembattled in a silver (= white) field. The 3rd quarter shows a red bend sinister in a silver (= white) field. The 4th quarter shows a silver (= white) branch of oak with three leaves in a blue field.
Meaning:
The grain is symbolising agriculture, the branch forest clearance in the medieval. The bends are symbolising a railway track and a federal road.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.355

The flag was approved on 18 October 2001. The coat of arms was approved on 26 September 1985. The artists are Henning Höppner and Hans Joachim Freytag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Feb 2013


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