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Bodenwerder-Polle Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Bodenwerder-Polle, Landkreis Holzminden, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-09-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[SG Bodenwerder-Polle provo flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Sep 2017
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Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

Flag

According to §2 of local Hauptsatzung there is a blue-red bicolour, but it isn't mentioned, whether it contains the arms or not.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Sep 2014


Bodenwerder City

The city calls itself also Münchhausenstadt Bodenwerder. Baron Karl Friedrich of Münchhausen was famous for his obviously incredible and naughty lies.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Bodenwerder Banner

[Bodenwerder city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

It is a blue - red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.27
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Bodenwerder Coat of Arms

In a blue shield is a silver (= white) arcade, consisting of three arcs. In the bigger, central arc is a golden (= yellow) statant lion walking over silver (= white) pinnacles. In the sinister arc is a sinister bendy golden (=yellow) crozier. The arcade is topped by a silver (= white) building having two gables formed like stairs. Each gable is topped by a golden (= yellow) cross. The building is flanked by towers of the same colour topped by red, cone shaped roofs crowned by golden(=yellow) balls topped by crosses.
Meaning:
Bodenwerder gained city rights in 1287 from the Lords of Homburg. The arms are based upon the first seal. The lion is taken from the arms of the Lords of Homburg, the city wall and towers are symbolizing the fortified character of the city. The crozier was added in the 14th century symbolizing the Bishops of Minden, who then ruled the city. The city became a possession of the Dukes of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. Seal and coat of arms since then remained unchanged.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.27
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2011

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Bodenwerder plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2011

The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a blue over red horizontal bicolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.27.
Source: H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2011


Halle (Weserbergland) Municipality

Flag

[Halle (Weserbergland) municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Klaus Günther: "Neugefundene Kommunalflaggen", in Der Flaggenkurier, edition 1 May 2017, pp.23-31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Or a pall Azure, in base a church Gules with roofs Azure seen from the East.
Meaning:
The church is representing local St. Peter's church. The pall might allude to the confluence of leine and Spüligbach.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017


Hehlen Municipality

Hehlen Banner

[Hehlen municipal banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Klaus Günther: "Neugefundene Kommunalflaggen", in Der Flaggenkurier, edition 1 May 2017, pp.23-31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

Hehlen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, an abased fess wavy Or, in chief a castle Argent with roofs Or.
Meaning:
The castle is representing the moated castle of Hehlen with its typical Welsh bonnets, built from 1579 until 1584 by Colonel Fritz von der Schulenburg and his wife Ilse von Saldern. Since 1958 it is a property of the Hannoverian coffee producer Machwitz. The fess wavy is representing Weser River.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017


Heinsen Municipality

Heinsen Flag

[Heinsen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017

It is a yellow flag with centred arms. The flag has never been approved officially.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017

Heinsen Coat of Arms

Shield Or, an anchor Sable, surrounded by a wreath Vert tied Azure.
Meaning:
Heinsen is located within a meander of Weser River. In the past shipping, ferry service, fishing and rafting of timber had been the main business lines, symbolised by the anchor in the arms.
Source:

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2017


Heyen Municipality

Heyen Flag

[Heyen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Sep 2017

It is a yellow over blue horizontal bicolour with centred arms. The flag colours are those of Braunschweig.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Heyen Municipality, version 1 November 2016
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Sep 2017

Heyen Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, issuant from base a triplemount Vert fimbriated Argent and crowned by a cross forked gyronny Or.
Source: §2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Heyen Municipality, version 1 November 2016
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Sep 2017


Kirchbrak Municipality

Kirchbrak Flag

[Kirchbrak municipal flag] 3:5image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

It is a white over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms, probably unofficial.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, an upper half circle Argent topped by a Latin cross Argent.
Meaning:
The charge is a symbol for church.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017


Ottenstein Market Town

Flag

[ municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

It is a red-yellow-red horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a chapel Argent, superimposing a branch Or in pale fruited Argent.
Meaning:
The settlement was established by the Counts of Everstein in the 13th century beneath their namesake castle and developed to a market town and seat of a subcounty (Amt). The chapel is the local cemetary chapel, which had been the parish church until 1601, located in Hattensen, a village being destroyed in 1406. The branch is referring to the former cherry plantation aroud the church. The colours red and yellow are taken from the arms of the Welfen kin.
The arms were approved in 1962 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Hildesheim.
Source:
Stadler 1970, p.64
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017


Pegestorf Municipality

Pegestorf Flag

[Pegestorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

It is a yellow over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Klaus Günther: "Neugefundene Kommunalflaggen", in Der Flaggenkurier, edition 1 May 2017, pp.23-31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, in chief a pair of gable shelves Or topped by horseheads, in base Azure fretty Argent.
Meaning:
The flag colours are those of the Kingdom of Hannover.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017


Polle

Flag

[ municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Klaus Günther: "Neugefundene Kommunalflaggen", in Der Flaggenkurier, edition 1 May 2017, pp.23-31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure; a castle Argent with two embattled towers; in open port a lion rampant Argent, crowned and armed Or and tongued Gules, in chief an impending helmet Or crested with peacock feathers Or.
Meaning:
The castle is representing the ruined castle of Polle. All charges are referring to the Counts of Everstein, the lion, the crested helmet and the castle, which had been the seat of the counts from 1284 until 1408, when Polle became a dominion of the Dukes of Braunschweig-Lüneburg. The flag colours also allude to the counts. The pattern of the arms was slightly modified. Klemens Stadler displayed the castle unmasoned and the helmet was a dexter facing great helm. Jörg Majewski displayed the crest of the helmet in proper colours.
Source:
Stadler 1970, p.66
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Sep 2017


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