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Arensharde Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Arensharde, Kreis Schleswig-Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2020-03-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Amt Arensharde flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Oct 2008 See also:

Amt Arensharde

Arensharde Subcounty Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012

Arensharde Subcounty Coat of Arms

[Amt Arensharde CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Apr 2006

The shield is divided per fess. Above in a green field are six golden (= yellow) ears of grain ordered fessy. Below in a golden (= yellow) field are three green lozenges also ordered fessy.
Meaning:
On 1 July 2007 the former subcounties of Schuby and Silberstedt merged. Silberstedt became capital of the new subcounty. The subcounty is located just west of the city of Schleswig to the east bank of Treene river. There is just one part of treia being on the west bank of the river. The ears of grain are symbolising the municipalities of Silberstedt Subcounty. The lozenges are symbolising the municipalities of Schuby Subcounty. A lozenge is also considered as a variant of the Germanic ing-rune which is a symbol of unification and/or merger. The nine municipalities of the new subcounty are also symbolised by the nine grains in every ear. They are: Bollingstedt, Ellingstedt, Hollingstedt, Hüsby, Jübek, Lürschau, Schuby, Silberstedt and Treia. The colours green and yellow are symbolising the rural environment. Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 14 January 2008. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012


Bollingstedt Municipality

Bollingstedt Municipal Flag

[Bollingstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Apr 2006

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012

Bollingstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess. Above in a golden (= yellow) field are three green oak leaves. The central leaf is connected with two acorns. Below in a blue field is a silver (= white) half millwheel.
Meaning:
The millwheel is taken from the arms of the Porsfeld family, which maintained a watermill -- part of a castle - at the banks of the creek Bollingstedter Au. The oak leaves are representing the former municipality of Gammellund, which means "old wood".
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.96

The flag was approved on 2 July 2004. The coat of arms was approved on 6 February 1984. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012


Ellingstedt Municipality

Ellingstedt Municipal Flag

[Ellingstedt municipal flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012
approved 20 April 2009

The ratio is approx.. 2:3. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012

Ellingstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per fess. Above in a golden (= yellow) field are from dexter to sinister green parts of an alder tree: an infructescence, a leaf and a florescence. Below in a blue field is a statant silver (= white) duck, having a golden (= yellow) beak and red feet.
Meaning:
Both fields are canting elements. The Lower German word of "alder" is "eller" or "ellerboom". According to the Hollingstedt Parish Chronicles (1852) of reverend J. R. F. Augustiny the name is derived from the Danish word "alling", which is a small, wild duck. The Rheider Au even today is an important breeding ground of ducks. The alder is the most common tree species in the area.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.129

The flag was approved on 20 April 2009. The coat of arms was approved on 11 November 1985. The artist is Lothar Leissner from Itzehoe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012


Hollingstedt Municipality

Hollingstedt Municipal Flag

[Hollingstedt municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012

Hollingstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a blue bend wavy. Above left is a statant stork (Latin: Ciconia ciconia) in natural colours. Below right is a black Viking ship with shortened red sails.
Meaning:
Hollingstedt is called the "village of storks", because many pairs are breeding here. Hollingstedt, located on the banks of Treene river, in ancient times had been the end of a trade route from Haithabu. The Viking ship, which is a trading ship, is alluding to this fact.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.185

The flag was approved on 19 February 2009. The coat of arms was approved on 21 May 1981. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012


Hüsby Municipality

Hüsby Municipal Flag

[Hüsby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Apr 2006

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012

Hüsby Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per bend sinister. Above right in a silver (= white) field is a green oak tree. Below left in a green field is a silver (= white) megalithic tomb.
Meaning:
The municipality was first mentioned in 1196. In the arms two local monuments are united, a natural and a cultural monument. The tree is the so called brides' oak. It is understood that in historical times the bridal couples under this tree enjoyed a light meal on their way to the St.Michael's church in Schleswig (St. Michael's was also the parish church of Hüsby). The tomb is representing the 30 tombs in the local area.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.190

The flag was approved on 30 August 1999. The coat of arms was approved on 18 October 1995. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012


Jübek Municipality

Jübek Municipal Flag

[Jübek municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Apr 2006

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012

Jübek Municipal Coat of Arms

The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a blue bend sinister wavy. The blue base is superimposed by a golden (= yellow) wheel of a railroad engine.
Meaning:
The bend wavy is symbolising the Jütebach creek, which was the southern border of the Danish-Jutlandish peopling. The bend is also representing the suffix "-bek". Jübek became a railway head in 1869. This is symbolised by the wheel.
Source: Reißmann 1997,p.197

The flag was approved on 26 September 2005. The coat of arms was approved on 12 May 1980. The artist is Heinz Reinhold from Stenderupfeld.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012


Lürschau Municipality

Lürschau Municipal Flag

[Lürschau municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Dec 2007

It is a yellow over blue over yellow horizontal triband with rstio 3:4:2. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012

Lürschau Municipal Coat of Arms

In a blue shield is a golden (= yellow), open wooden gate issuant. In the open gate stands a crozier issuant of the same colour.
Meaning:
The gate is symbolising a historical moated castle, which had been used as a refuge fort by the bishops of Schleswig. Both colums are symbolising the former municipalities of Arenholz and Lürschau. The crossbeam is symbolising their unification. The blue colour is symbolising the Arenholz Lake, while the yellow colour is symbolising the sandy soil of the Lürschau Heath.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 19 September 2007. The coat of arms was approved on 27 July 2001.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012


Schuby Municipality

Schuby Municipal Flag

[Schuby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Apr 2006

It is a green over yellow horizontal bicolour with ratio approx. 1:2. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012

Schuby Municipal Coat of Arms

In the centre of the green shield is a big, blue brooch with golden (= yellow) adornments, i.e. four curvatures enclosing a blue cross. At the top edge are two silver (= white) oak leaves pointing downward. The shield has a silver (= white) chief superimposed by three green, upright oak leaves.
Meaning
The name is of Danish origin, actually derived from ""skovby", which menas "village in the wood". Thus the oak leaves are canting. The brooch (German: Fibel) is part of archaeological excavations in the municipality of a high quality. The pattern leads to the assumption that the owner had been Christianised. The green colour is symbolising nature and agriculture.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.311

The flag was approved on 15 February 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 2 July 1986. The artist is Gerd Guse from Schuby.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012


Silberstedt Municipality

Silberstedt Municipal Flag

[Silberstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Apr 2006

It is a white flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. The fess wavy from the arms is continued as a green wavy line between hoist and flyend.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012

Silberstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

The green shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy. Above are five golden (= yellow) ears of grain ordered fessy. Below are two silver (= white) oak leaves crossed per saltire.
Meaning:
The current municipality was established in 1976 by merging of Silberstedt, incl. Holm and Rosacker, and Esperstoft , incl. Hünding. The five ears are symbolising the five former municipalities. The ears are also symbolising the rural character, which is also symbolised by the green colour. The fess wavy is symbolising the Treene river and the Silberstedter Au creek, The oak leaves are symbolising forestal riches and the unification of Silberstedt and Esperstoft.
Source: Reißmann 1997,p.321

The flag was approved on 13 September 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 26 September 1985. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012


Treia Municipality

Treia Municipal Flag

[Treia municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Apr 2006

It is a blue flag divided by two narrow, horizontal, yellow stripes. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag between both stripes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012

Treia Municipal Coat of Arms

The golden (=yellow) shield is divided by a blue pale wavy. The pale is superimposed by a black fess, which is engraved in the centre and superimposed by seven thin, horizontal, white lines. Upon the dexter chiefpoint is a red, embattled fess. Upon the sinister basepoint is a green oak leaf.
Meaning:
The pale wavy is symbolising Treene river flowing straight across the municipality. The Danish name of the river is Treja, which is probably derived from "træ å" (Danish), which means "Holz-Au" (German). Treia was and is surrounded by woods, symbolised by the leaf. Since the 13th century Treia had been a property of the bishops of Schleswig, who erected a castle, symbolised by the embattled fess. Through Treia there ran also an important road connecting the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The travellers here had to pay customs to the bishop. The road is symbolised by the fess.
Source: Reißmann 1997,p.347

The flag was approved on 24 November 2004. The coat of arms was approved on 26 September 1985. The artist is Dieter Raudies from Treia.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2012


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