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Schwarmstedt Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Schwarmstedt, Heidekreis, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-07-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schwarmstedt municipal banner] 5:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011
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Municipality of Schwarmstedt

The comprehensive municipality and the municipality share the same symbols.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Dec 2012


Municipality of Schwarmstedt

Schwarmstedt Banner

Description of banner:
The ratio is approx. 5:3. It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: I spotted this flag on 18 December 2012 in the municipal hall of Schwarmstedt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Dec 2012

Schwarmstedt Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Argent divided by a saltire Gules, chief Gules charged with aplough share Or, flanked by wheel spiders Argent, i.e. crosses in a wheel similar to a wheel with four spokes (German: Radkreuz).
Meaning:
The chief and the saltire together are denominated in German as Hauptschragen, which is taken from the arms of the knights of the Hademstorf family, the former rulers for more than 400 years. The plough share is symbolizing agriculture. Finally the wheel spiders can be found within the carvings on the facades of local farmhouses. They are symbolising the united ecclesiastical and mundane powers. Also before they had been salutary signs for the fulfillment of wishes and the defence against evil powers among the Germanic tribes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Dec 2012


Buchholz upon Aller Municipality

Buchholz upon Aller Flag

[Buchholz upon Aller municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over green horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Buchholz upon Aller Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Argent, two beech leaves Vert outward bound, in base a bar wavy Azure.
Meaning:
The arms are canting, the leaves are representing a grove of beeches (German: Buchen). The number of leaves is representing both villages of the municipality: Buchholz proper and Marklendorf. The bar wavy is representing Aller River.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017


Essel Municipality

Essel Flag

[ municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Essel Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield nine fold chequered of Vert and Argent, the horizontal lines of partition are wavy, the central field is charged with three alder leaves Vert ordered per fan.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017


Lindwedel Municipality

Lindwedel Flag

[Lindwedel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over red horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017

Lindwedel Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per fess, above Gules hammer and mallet Argent in saltire, beneath Vert an indented plough share Argent.
Meaning:
Hammer and mallets are alluding to local potash salt mining in the past. The plough share is symbolising the rural character of the municipality .
Source: phone call to president of local Heimatverein
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2017


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