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Mitteldithmarschen Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Mitteldithmarschen (Central Ditmarsia), Kreis Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein

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[Mitteldithmarschen subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Oct 2008
approved 27 June 2008 See also:

Mitteldithmarschen Subcounty (Amt Mitteldithmarschen)

Mitteldithmarschen Subcounty Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Mitteldithmarschen Coat of Arms

[Mitteldithmarschen CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy superimposed by five red 6-point stars. Above is a silver (=white) horse statant. Below is an abbot's crozier of the same colour.
Meaning:
On 25 May 2008 the subcounties KLG Albersdorf und KLG Meldorf-Land and the city of Meldorf formed the current subcounty. The starry fess wavy is taken from the arms of the city, the horse from the arms of KLG Meldorf-Land and the crozier from the arms of KLG Albersdorf (there in the hand of St.Remigius).
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 27 June 2008. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Albersdorf

Albersdorf Municipal Flag

[Albersdorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Mar 2006
approved 24 March 1980

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white over green horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:7:1. The coat of arms is in the white stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Albersdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a silver (= white) dolmen. Beneath the dolmen are an ear of grain and a sword - both golden (= yellow) - crossed per saltire.
Meaning:
The dolmen represents the "Brutkamp", one of the most important burial sites of northern Germany. The sword refers to the sword dance of Dithmarschen, performed in Albersdorf every year, and to the army base, then the largest employer of Albersdorf but closed in the beginning of the 21st century. The ear of grain expresses the importance agriculture as a field of employment, to the present day. Albersdorf's attractive landscape and status of forest-rich climatic spa are expressed by the green of the field.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.71

The flag was approved on 24 March 1980. The coat of arms was approved on 30 November 1978. The artist is Hans FriederKühne from Barsbüttel.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 27 Oct 2008; and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Bargenstedt

[Bargenstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Mar 2006
approved 10 February 1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is white over green horizontal bicolour. The white stripe has double width. The centre of the green stripe is topped by a green hill. A white megalithic tomb is superimposing the hill. On the white stripes are three green farmhouses ordered 1:2.
Meaning:
The three houses above the hill are canting. "Bargenstedt" means "location above the mountains". The tomb is representing the settlement core of Dellbrück.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.80

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 10 February 1995. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Bunsoh

[Bunsoh municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Mar 2006
approved 26 January 1996

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour.
A blue half millwheel is in the lower hoist corner. A white dolmen is in the upper hoist corner. A wheel spider is notched onto the front of the dolmen.
Meaning:
The dolmen is representing the Schalenstein, one of the numerous tombs from the Neolithic Age in Bunsoh. The wheel spider is representing the numerous, partially unknown, signs on the surface of the dolmen. The wheel is representing the local watermill. The white colour is symbolizing the mill brook. The green colour is symbolizing the rural environment.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.116

The flag was approved on 26 January 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 13 July 1990. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Busenwurth

Busenwurth Municipal Flag

[Busenwurth municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013
approved 4 October 2012

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Busenwurth Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by two green hills. Above in a silver (= white) field is a red belfry with a black bell. The blue base is crowned by three barrulets wavy in silver (= white) and blue.
Meaning:
The hills are symbolizing the both local "Wurten", i.e. artificial hills. The belfry of Busenwurth is a symbol of protection and the union between the municipality and the inhabitants. Base and barrulets are symbolizing the nearby North Sea.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 4 October 2012. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Epenwöhrden

Epenwöhrden Municipal Flag

[Epenwöhrden municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013
approved 28 August 2005

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Epenwöhrden Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the base of the green shield is a silver (= white) trapezium topped by a monument of the same colour. Above the embattled basement is a silver (= white) erratic on a black plate, which is resting on two silver (= white) columns. The whole is flanked by two golden (= yellow) ears of grain.
Meaning:
The monument is reminding on the battle of Hemmingstedt on 17 February 1500, where the Ditmarsians defeated the Danish invaders, supported by Schleswig-Holstein and the Black Guard, a group of 4000 mercenaries. 800 mercenaries incl. their leader died that day. The grain is symbolizing the importance of agriculture.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 28 August 2005. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Krumstedt

[Krumstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Mar 2006
approved 5 February 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The green flag is divided by two narrow, horizontal, white stripes. Between the stripes is a white wheel surrounded by three yellow houses alongside an embowed line.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolizing agriculture, marshes and groves. The yellow colour is symbolizing the moraines. The wheel is symbolizing an old trade route from the 16th and 17th century. The stripes, replacing wavy fesses within the arms are symbolizing Weddelbek and Schafau, two local creeks. The order of houses is canting, symbolizing the prefix "Krum-", which is "uneven".
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 5 February 2002. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


City of Meldorf

Meldorf City Flag

[Meldorf city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Mar 2006
approved 3 December 1985

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The flaghead displays the city's arms without shield.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Meldorf Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a green hill crowned by a red castle with five embattles towers. The hill is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy superimposed by five red 6-point stars.
Meaning:
The arms are based upon an old parochial seal. The castle probably belonged to the Bishop of Bremen. Since the 9th century Meldorf, then having the name Milindorp, i.e. village at Miele Creek, was seat of a baptistery and mother of the other parish churches. City rights were gained around 1250 and Meldorf became the capital of Dithmarschen. The general assemblies of Dithmarschen were held here until 1447. The sovereign, the bishop of Bremen, was represented by an administrator (Vogt). The parish church therefore was denoted as "dome of the Ditmarsians ". After the Ditmarsian defeat of 1559 the city was downgraded to a markez town but regained the city rights under Prussian rule in 1869. The oldest seal mainly shows the same pattern, but the towers are separated from one another. The number of towers and stars is representing the five former boroughs. The current pattern is in use since the 16th century. The arms finally are based on a 19th century proposal, realized in the window of amrs in the assembly hall of the county (of Süderdithmarschen) in 1900 and since then were used by the local authorities. Before 1985 however the arms were used without any approval.
Sources: Reißmann 1997, p.239 and Stadler 1970, p.104

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 3 December 1985. The artist is Oskar Schwindrazheim from Hamburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Nindorf

[Nindorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Mar 2006
approved 26 June 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over yellow bicolour. Above are three white houses ordered 2:1. Below is a green skittles ball with white spots between two green fronds. The yellow stripe has an embowed extension in the middle. Both stripes are divided by a white over green borderline.
Meaning:
Skittles is a traditional, local kind of sports. The three houses are symbolizing the name, derived from "tom nigen dorpe" (= by the new village / no further explanation given). The fronds are symbolizing the settlement core of Farnewinkel. The green colour is symbolizing the marshes and agriculture. The yellow colour is symbolizing the moraines. The partially embowed white line is symbolizing the historical ox trail. The extension is symbolizing the Engelsberg, a local hill.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 26 June 2002. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Sarzbüttel

Sarzbüttel Municipal Flag

[Sarzbüttel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 26 Oct 2008
approved 29 April 2008

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Sarzbüttel Municipal Coat of Arms

[Sarzbüttel coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 26 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield over blue and silver (= white) waves is a green hill with gentle slopes nearly filling the shield. Above are three green leaves. The hill is superimposed by two silver (= white) mute swans armed golden (= yellow) and facing one another.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolizing the marshes and agriculture. The yellow colour is symbolizing the moraines. The leaves are alluding to the landscape. The waves and the swans refer to the location on the banks of a shallow lake.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 29 April 2008. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Schafstedt

Schafstedt Municipal Flag

[Schafstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Mar 2006
approved 6 December 1991

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Schafstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The green shield is divided by a silver (= white) bar wavy. Above between two sheep averted from one another is an oak tree, all figures are silver (= white).
Meaning:
The sheep are a canting element. Another interpretation is that the municipality's name is derived from "Skafa" (ship). This would allude to a former connection with the Elbe River by ship via the local rivers of Holstenau, Wilsterau and Stör. Peat was transported from Schaftsted to Hamburg. This connection is symbolized by the bar wavy. The tree is symbolizing a 300 years old oak in the centre of the municipality. The green colour is symbolizing agriculture.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.302

The flag was approved on 6 December 1991. The coat of arms was approved on 4 December 1987. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Windbergen

[Windbergen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Mar 2006
approved 12 November 1991

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The white flaghead displays a red, embattled wall. Above the wall is a blue cross moline. The flyend is horizontally divided by nine alternating red and white stripes.
Meaning:
The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein. In 1450 a miraculous crucifix was found near Windbergen. Thus Winbergen became a place of pilgrimage and a chapel was built upon the find spot. The chapel was upgraded to a parish church in 1457. The cross is alluding to the miraculous crucifix. The embattled wall is taken from the arms of the Vogdemannen family, a branch of the Reventlow family. Their remaining members in Dithmarschen had given up their titles of nobility. The Reventlows had been administrators (Vögte) of the bishops of Bremen, the formal sovereigns.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.370

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 12 November 1991. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


Municipality of Wolmersdorf

Wolmersdorf Municipal Flag

[Wolmersdorf municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013
approved 23 March 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013

Wolmersdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess into blue over silver (= white). A silver (= white) hill - superimposed by a green trefoil - is clearly exceeding the silver part. Below is a red skittles ball with black spots, flanked by two red half-timbered farmhouses. The base is green and crowned by a blue over silver (= white) fess wavy.
Meaning:
The hill is symbolizing the location on the western edge of a ridge. It is also alluding to the numerous tumuli in the area. The base is symbolizing the Süderau, a local creek (blue), the former shallow Windberg Lake (white) and the current grasslends (green). The trefoil is a symbol of good luck, furthermore the local road network has the form of a trefoil. The houses are alluding to the name of the municipality. The open doors are symbolizing hospitality. Skittles is a traditional, local kind of sports. The ball is also symbolizing the numerous sorts of activities. Red and black are the colours of the local club.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 23 March 2011. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2013


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