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Mittelholstein Subcounty (Germany) - Part 2 (A-M)

Amt Mittelholstein, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein - Teil 2

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mittelholstein Subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013
approved 12 September 2012 See also:

Municipality of Arpsdorf

Arpsdorf Municipal Flag

[Arpsdorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 25 May 2006
approved 21 June 1999

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Arpsdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale into green and silver (= white). Above is a half-timbered farmhouse, below are two oak leaves. House and leaves are separated by a bar wavy. All charges are painted in counterchanged colours.
Meaning:
The bar wavy is symbolizing the location on the banks of Stör River. The house is symbolizing the importance of agriculture. The leaves are symbolizing forestal riches. Oaks are the predominant kind of trees.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 21 June 1999. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Aukrug

Aukrug Municipal Flag

[Aukrug municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 May 2006
approved 31 May 1974

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white over green horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:6:1. The coat of arms is in the white stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Aukrug Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a silver (= white) wheel spider superimposed by five red heraldic roses, barbed and seeded golden (= yellow). The base is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy.
Meaning:
Bargfeld, Böken, Bünzen, Homfeld and Innien merged 1969 forming the municipality of Aukrug. They are represented by the roses. The wheel is symbolizing the merger. The cross is symbolizing crossroads. The road from Kiel to Itzehoe is crossing the "Lübsche Trade", a historical highway, today the federal road B430. The green colour is symbolizing nature and environment. Aukrug means "land in the meanders of the creeks".
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.77

The flag was approved on 31 May 1974. The coat of arms was approved on 27 March 1973. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Beldorf

Beldorf Municipal Flag

[Beldorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 May 2006
approved 18 August 2003

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Beldorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a golden (= yellow), rooted double-oak. The silver (= white) chief is superimposed by a blue bridge with red pylons.
Meaning:
The bridge is the Grünentaler Hochbrücke, which had crossed the Kiel Canal. Completed in 1895 the bridge was demolished in 1987 and replaced by a modern bridge. On occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1st Schleswig-Holstein insurrection, the double-oak was planted in 1898. The green colour is symbolizing the rural economic structure of the municipality.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.87

The flag was approved on 18 August 2003. The coat of arms was approved on 26 January 1987. The artist is Ilse Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Bendorf

Bendorf Municipal Flag

[Bendorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 May 2006
approved 18 November 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Bendorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per bend sinister wavy into green over silver (= white). Above left is a silver (= white) horsehead. Below left is a red millwheel.
Meaning:
The partition of the shield is symbolizing the settlement cores of Bendorf proper and Örsdorf. Both probably are originated between 500 and 800 AD. The bend wavy is symbolizing the Iselbek, a creek between both villages. It is also alluding to the county. (the county arms are divided the same way). The horsehead is symbolizing horse breeding in both villages in the past and nowadays. The wheel is symbolizing the historical watermills of both villages.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.88

The flag was approved on 18 November 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 16 March 1984. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Beringstedt

Beringstedt Municipal Flag

[Beringstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 May 2006
approved 10 June 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The hoist side displays the coat of arms without shield. The flyend is divided into eleven alternating green and white, horizontal stripes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Beringstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The central figure of the green shield is a silver (= white) errant block topped by a golden (= yellow) leaf of elm tree and flanked by two oak leaves of the same colour.
Meaning:
The erratic had been found during construction works in 1897 on a local hill. Probably it had been used for oblations. The elm leaf is symbolizing a 300-yers-old elm tree, which had been put under protection in 1936. After an assault the tree had to be cut in 1992. The oak leaves are symbolizing an alleyway of oaks, that had been planted on occasion of the peace treaty with France in 1871.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 10 June 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 16 August 2001. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Bornholt

Bornholt Municipal Flag

[Bornholt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Apr 2006
approved 10 June 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Bornholt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (= white) shield is divided by a blue bend sinister. Above right is a green tree. Below left is a red well with a roof, masoned black, with black bucket and crank-handle.
Meaning:
The bend sinister is symbolizing the Kiel Canal crossing the municipality and separating the settlement cores of Lütjenbornholt and Großenbornholt from the core of Töpferberg. The tree is representing the suffix "-holt" (= grove) while the well is symbolizing the prefix "Born-" (= fountain).
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 10 June 2002. The artist is Jo Schütt-Hendel from Oldendorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Ehndorf

Ehndorf Municipal Flag

[Ehndorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 May 2006
approved 26 November 1994

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow over green horizontal bicolour. Above are three green oak leaves ordered horizontally. Below are three yellow tumuli ordered 2:1.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Ehndorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy into golden (= yellow) over green. Above are three green oak leaves ordered per fess. Below are three golden (=yellow) tumuli ordered 2:1.
Meaning:
Ehndorf is located at the confluence of Stör and Aalbek, which is symbolized by the wavy fessy line. The tumuli are representing the all in all seven examples from the Bronze Age on the area of the municipality. The leaves are symbolizing the extended groves of oaks in the area.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.127

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 26 November 1994. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Gokels

Gokels Municipal Flag

[Gokels municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013
approved 25 November 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Gokels Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy, superimposed by three black stones. Above in a green field is a silver (= white) megalithic tomb. Below in a red field is a golden (= yellow) grits pot.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolizing the location of the former municipalities of Gokels and Ohrsee on both sides of a stoney creek. Both municipalities merged in 1938. The tomb is representing the numerous tumuli on the area of the municipality. The Black Death raged in Gokels in 1713. The inhabitants of the neighbouring villages supplied the sick inhabitants of Gokels with food. To avoid infections the food was layed down in so called "Grapen"; big pots, which had been placed on top of a near by hill, today called "Grapenberg". The pot is reminding on this act of solidarity. Indeed the Black Death spared Ohrsee.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.146

The flag was approved on 25 November 2010. The coat of arms was approved on 2 July 1986. The artist is Ilse Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Grauel

Grauel Municipal Flag

[Grauel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 May 2006
approved 8 March 2004

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is yellow over green horizontal bicolor. The green stripe is broader. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Grauel Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a sinuous line. Above in a green field are golden (= yellow) leaves, one of beech tree and one of oak tree. Below in a golden (= yellow) field is a charcoal fire in natural colours.
Meaning:
The name of the municipality is derived from a Lower German word for "trench". The municipality is located in(?) a trench between the Holsteiner Geest and the Hohenwestedter Geest, two moraines. This is symbolized by the sinuous line. The fire reminds on the economic importance of charcoal production in the past. The leaves are symbolizing the villages of Grauel proper and Altenjahn. The oak tree is characteristic for the region, while the beech had been needed for the production of charcoal. The green colour is symbolizing the Buckener Au, a wet meadow, while the yellow colour is symbolizing the Hohenwestedter Geest.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 8 March 2004. The coat of arms was approved on 18 October 2001. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Hanerau-Hademarschen

Hanerau-Hademarschen Municipal Flag

[Hanerau-Hademarschen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 May 2006
approved 9 May 1988

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The borderline between both stripes is wavy. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Hanerau-Hademarschen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is St. Severin, issuant, dressed in a red robe. He holds a model of a church without tower in one hand and a crozier in the other hand. Both objects are golden (= yellow). Severin is accompanied by a small red cross bottony on the dexter side. The shield has a blue base wavy, superimposed by an arm in silver (= white) armour, holding a golden (= yellow) seedling of an oak tree.
Meaning:
The two fields are somehow representing the merger of Hanerau and Hademarschen. The colours blue and silver are alluding to riches of waters and to the suffix "-marschen". The image of St. Severin appeared already on the seals of Hademarschen Parish about 1450. The seal was in use until the 2nd half of the 17th century. Severin is representing Hademarschen. The cross bottony is his attribute. The arm upon the base is symbolizing Hanerau, a medieval castle, the following manor and Johann Wilhelm Mannhardt, who founded Hanerau in 1801.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.165

The flag was approved on 9 May 1988. The coat of arms was approved on 17 August 1970. The artists are Wilhelm Horst Lippert and Hans Wilhelm Schwarz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


Municipality of Hohenwestedt

Hohenwestedt Municipal Flag

[Hohenwestedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 May 2006
approved 5 May 1961

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The hoist is displaying the coat of arms without shield. The flyend is horizontally divided by alternating blue and white stripes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013

Hohenwestedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale into blue and silver (= white). The only figure is a wheel spider bottony in counterchanged colours.
Meaning:
The wheel spider was found as an engraving on a stone. It might have been a symbol of the sun in the pre-Christian era; since 1271, when a church was mentioned, it is considered to be a Christian symbol. It is also alluding to the crossroads in Hohenwestedt (the ox trail is crossing the "Lübsche Trade", hence Hohenwestedt is connected with Rendburg, Neumünster, Itzehoe and Heide. Finally it is symbolizing the social and economic progress in present days. The circle is symbolizing the solidarity of the inhabitants.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.183

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 5 May 1961. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jan 2013


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