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Rostock County ( Germany)

Landkreis Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Last modified: 2020-03-31 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: rostock(county) | guestrow(county) | bad doberan(county) | bull(head) | griffin(head) | crozier |
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[Rostock County flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, based upon an image of Jörg Majewski, 27 Mar 2020 See also:

Rostock County

On 4 September Güstrow county and Bad Doberan county merged. The name of the new county is Rostock county, the seat of the county is GüstrowGüstrow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2011

Rostock County Flag

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Mar 2020

Rostock previous County Flag

[Rostock County flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, based upon an image of Jens Pattke, 6 Nov 2007

The flag was quarterly divided into yellow (upper hoist and lower fly) and blue (lower hoist and upper fly). Both hoist quarters together show the new coat of arms without shield.

Rostock County Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Or a bull's head caboshed sable croned Or, armed Argent and tongued Gules; beneath Azure griffin's head Or; in the centre two croziers in saltire Gules in the upper field and Or in the lower field.
Meaning:
According to source the bull is representing Güstrow, the griffin Rostock. The croziers are representing Bad Doberan.
Source: DGF-Informationen Nr.49
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2011

The arms were approved on 15 November 2011 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.340.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2011


Bad Doberan County (until 2011)

Bad Doberan County Flag

[Bad Doberan County flag (- 2011)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Feb 2007

It was a yellow-blue horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Letter of county council Bad Doberan of 29 November 1995.
Jörg Majewski, 18 Feb 2007

Bad Doberan County Coat of Arms

[Bad Doberan County arms (- 2011)] image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Feb 2007

Shield parted by a crozier Argent in fess pointing to dexter; above Azure a griffin passant Argent; beneath Or a bull's head caboshed Sable, crowned Or, armed Argent and tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The crozier is alluding to the city of Bad Doberan, seat of the county, and to the Cistercian Abbey of Doberan, which owned large estates in the area. The griffin is taken fom the arms of theLordship of Rostock, to which belonged the bigger part of the county. The bull's head is alluding to the Lordship of Werle, to which belonged the area around Bützow.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.220-221
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2020

The arms were approved on 5 December 1995 and the flag on 1 Auigust 1996 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.96.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2011


Güstrow County (until 2011)

Güstrow County Flag

Güstrow County had no proper flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Oct 2011

Güstrow County Coat of Arms

[Güstrow former County arms (- 2011)] image located by Jens Pattke, 7 Jan 2012

Shield parted per fess; above Or a bull's head caboshed Sable, crowned Or, armed Argent, tongued Gules with nostrils GHules, flanked by two facettd 6-point stars Gules; benathe patrted per fess of Gules and Or, two croziers in counterchanged tinctures in saltire.
Meaning:
The biggest part belonged to the Lordship of Werle, represented by the bull's head. The stars are symbolising the merger of two former counties having nearly the same size. Those were the old counties of Güstrow and Teterow. The lower field is representing the Bishopric of Schwerin, to which belonged the area around Bützow.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.252-253
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Mar 2020

The arms were approved on 16 August 1996 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.110.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2012


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