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Burgwedel City (Germany)

Stadt Burgwedel, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-09-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Burgwedel city flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017
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Burgwedel City

Current Flag

It is a white over black horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Current Banner

[Burgwedel city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

It is a white-black vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend, beneath right Argent a wolf trap Sable, above left Sable a wolf's head Argent tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The charges are the symbols of former Burgdorf County but with different colours. A antetype of the arms appears in "The Werewolf", a farmers' chronicle written by Hermann Löns. Its plot is performed in the region. The former municipalities of Engensen, Wettmar and Fuhrberg are frequently mentioned within the chronicle.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017


Engensen Borough

Engensen Flag

[Engensen borough flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a green-white-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Engensen Banner

[Engensen borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a green-white-green vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Engensen Coat of Arms

Shield parted by a barrulet Argent; above Vert a lion issuant Or tongued Gules; beneath Vert a postal horn Or roped Gules and Azure.
Meaning:
In Engensen there existed a Vehmic Court (German: Freigericht) until the 17th century. This is symbolised by the lion issuant, also in other municipalities of the region. The barrulet is referring to th postal stage coach line from Celle to Hannover. The postal horn is referring to the fact that the inhabitants were obliged to help the coaches.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017


Großburgwedel Borough

Großburgwedel Flag

[Großburgwedel borough flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a yellow over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Großburgwedel Banner

[Großburgwedel borough banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a yellow-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Großburgwedel Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess embattled; above Or a lion passant Azure, armed and tongued Gules, surrounded by three heartlets Gules; beneath Gules five windmills Argent ordered 3:2.
Meaning:
The lion is that one of the Duchy of Lüneburg. This version with just three heartlets is taken from the
Danish royal arms, they became part of the Lüneburg ducal arms in the 13th century by marriage. The municipality was centre of the historical County of Burgwedel and seat of a reeve since the 16th century. The embattled line of partition is alluding to a castle, first mentioned in 1371, and afterwards demolished by the citizens of Braunschweig, Lüneburg and Hannover in 1426. The mills are alluding to the many millers in the past. The flag colours are those of the Kingdom of Hannover and the Prussian Hannover Province.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.44
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017


Kleinburgwedel Borough

Kleinburgwedel Flag

[Kleinburgwedel borough flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Kleinburgwedel Banner

[Kleinburgwedel borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a red-white-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Kleinburgwedel Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base Vert, charged with a wolf trap Argent in fess and topped by five stones Argent in fess, issuant from the central stone an oak Argent in front of a wall Gules, crowned by five embattlements.
Meaning:
The embattled wall refers to a local castle, which was destroyed in 1521. The ruins of the wall with strong oak trees remained there until 1870. The wolf trap is symbolising that the municipality belonged to former Burgdorf County and is taken from its arms.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017


Thönse Borough

Thönse Flag

[Thönse borough flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a green-white-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Thönse Banner

[Thönse borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a green-white-green vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Thönse Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Vert a lion issuant Or tongued Gules; beneath Argent two pairs of bull's horns Or in pale, each pair connected by a black haired part of the scull.
Meaning:
In Thönse there existed a Vehmic Court (German: Freigericht) until the 17th century. This is symbolised by the lion issuant, also in other municipalities of the region. The horns are alluding to a special examination for breed certification, called "bull pushing".
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017


Wettmar Borough

Wettmar Flag

[Wettmar borough flag] 2:3 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a green-white-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the hoist.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Wettmar Banner

[Wettmar borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Sep 2017

It is a green-white-green vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

Wettmar Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Vert a lion issuant Or tongued Gules; beneath Argent a lower demi-millwheel Sable.
Meaning:
In Wettmar there existed a Vehmic Court (German: Freigericht) until the 17th century. This is symbolised by the lion issuant, also in other municipalities of the region. The wheel is referring to Wellmühle, a local watermill.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017


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