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Kellinghusen Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Kellinghusen, Steinburg County, Schleswig-Holstein

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[Amt Kellinghusen-Land flag)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012
approved 30 June 2010 See also:

Introduction of Kellinghusen Subcounty

The subcounty was established on 1 January 2008 as a successor of Kellinghusen-Land Subcounty (1970 - 2007). The muncipalities of Lockstedt and Hohenlockstedt, which had belonged to the dissolved subcounty of Hohenlockstedt, and the city of Kellinghusen joined the new subcounty on 1 January 2008. According to their local statutes (Hauptsatzungen) the following municipalities within Kellinghusen Subcounty have no proper flags (the sources are given in brackets):
Hingstheide (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Hingstheide, version 31 August 2008)
Mühlenbarbek (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Mühlenbarbek, version 24 June 2009)
Quarnstedt (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Quarnstedt, version 9 November 2011)
Rosdorf (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Rosdorf, version 29 March 2011)
Störkathen (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Störkathen, version 1 January 2009)
Willenscharen (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Willenscharen, version 24 March 2011)
Wrist (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Wrist, version 26 August 2011)
Wulfsmoor (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Wulfsmoor, version 1 January 2009)
Hingstheide has neither flag nor coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012

Kellinghusen Subcounty (Amt Kellinghusen)

Kellinghusen Subcounty Flag

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is a red flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012

Kellinghusen Subcounty Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: The shield is tierced per pall (by a blue fork). Below right and left are nine red diamonds ordered 1:2:3:2:1. Above is a bigger red diamond. Meaning:
It is more or less the same flag like that one of former Kellinghusen-Land Subcounty. The number of diamonds increased from 18 to 19 and the arrangement is different. Also the symbolism of the fork has changed. The bigger diamond is symbolizing the city of Kellinghusen. The others are symbolizing the municipalities of the subcounty incl. new municipalities of Lockstedt and Hohenlockstedt. The blue fork, a form of old Germanic ing-rune, is symbolizing the merging of three administrative entities and is also alluding to the three little rivers of Stör, Bramau and Rantzau. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 30 June 2010. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012


Municipality of Brokstedt

Brokstedt Municipal Flag

[Brokstedt flag)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Jun 2006
approved 27 June 1997

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is blue flag. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.

Brokstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (= white) shield is divided by a blue fess wavy. In the smaller part above is a blue plough. In the bigger part below is a red farmhouse.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolizing the Brokstedter Au, a creek. Plough and house are symbolizing agriculture. The resplendent façade is symbolizing the wealth of the inhabitants. Blue, white and red are the colours of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.109

The flag was approved on 27 June 1997. The coat of arms was approved on 17 December 1993. The artist is Rudolf Kirsch from Wulfsmoor.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012


Municipality of Fitzbek

Fitzbek Municipal Flag

[Fitzbek flag)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Jun 2006
approved 7 September 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over white horizontal bicolour with ratio approx. 5:14. The coat of arms is in the centre that way that the chief is continued by the line of separation of both stripes. All elements of the coat of arms are green.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012

Fitzbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green field is a silver (= white) millstone with black lining. The silver (= white) chief is superimposed by black half antlers of fallow deer.
Meaning:
The millstone is symbolizing a local watermill in long term lease, which had great economic importance in the 19th century. The antlers are symbolizing the riches of deer in the widespread woods around Fitzbek. The green colour is symbolizing these woods and the fact that most inhabitants gained an incomb by having shares of the woods.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.136

The flag was approved on 7 September 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 21 July 1992. The artist is /Hans Reimers/ from Fitzbek.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012


Municipality of Henntedt

Henntedt Municipal Flag

[Henntedt flag)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012
approved 14 December 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012

Henntedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The blue chief is embowed thrice. At the bottom of a silver (= white) field is a green hill, which is superimposed by six golden (= yellow) bricks ordered 3:2:1. A red wheel with five spokes is impending above the hill.
Meaning:
The embowed line in the chief should have been a mountain with three peaks. It is an allusion to Aukrug natural preserve and to numerous prehistorical tombs. The wheel is symbolizing the moraines and the streets of the village, both placed like spokes of a wheel. The bricks are symbolizing the former importance of local brickyards. The green colour is symbolizing agriculture while blue, white and red are the colours of Schleswig-Holstein. Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 14 December 2010. The artist is is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012


Municipality of Hohenlockstedt

Hohenlockstedt Municipal Flag

[Hohenlockstedt flag)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Jun 2006
approved 10 November 1981

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white flag with a red stripe at the top- and bottom-edge. The municipal coat of arms is in the white stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012

Hohenlockstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a silver (= white) water tower crowned by a lantern. The tower is flanked by a branch of heather (Latin: Calluna vulgaris) on the dexter side and an ear of rye on the sinister side, both also in silver (= white).
Meaning:
The area became a military training ground of the Prussian army in 1870 incl. a camp. Therefore the tower had been ercted, also having the function of a signal tower. The camp was opened to settlers after WW1. It was changed into a municipality in 1927. The branch is symbolizing the sparse heather landscape. The grain is symbolizing the change from wilderness to cultivated land.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.182

The flag was approved on 10 November 1981. The coat of arms was approved on 18 March 1966. The artists are Paul Holtorf and Lothar Leissner from Itzhoe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012


City of Kellinghusen

Kellinghusen City Flag

[Kellinghusen city flag)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Jun 2006
approved 10 September 1987

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012

Kellinghusen City Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a red castle having three embattled towers with black roofs. The castle stands on top of a green hill, is masoned black and has an open gate. Below in a blue field is a silver (= white) sailing ship.
Meaning:
Kellinghusen gained the rank of a market town in 1740 and the rank of a city in 1877. The castle is claiming the existence of a fortress in the 12th century. The number of the towers probably symbolizes that the city belonged to three different juridical districts even in the 19th century. The main part belonged to Amt Rendsburg, smaller parts belonged to Monastery of Itzehoe and the Lordship of Breitenburg. The ship (German: Ewer) is symbolizing shipping and trading on Stör river.
Sources: Reißmann 1997, p.203 and Stadler 1970, p.102

The flag and was approved on 10 September 1987. The coat of arms was granted by Prussian King Wilhelm II on 3 August 1901. The artist is Arthur Gloy from Kiel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012


Municipality of Lockstedt

Lockstedt Municipal Flag

[Lockstedt flag)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012
approved 11 May 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012

Lockstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is three times divided per fess into golden (= yellow) and green. In the centre two isosceles triangles are exceeding the inner bars outward bound. In the centre is a blooming plant of wood garlic (Latin: Allium ursinum), which is white on green background and green on yellow background.
Meaning:
The garlic is a canting element. The name of the municipality means leek's place. The four stripes/bars are symbolizing the well-structured cultivated landscape with cahges of woods, fields and hedges. The triangles are symbolizing the human intrusion into nature.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 11 May 2009. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012


Municipality of Oeschebüttel

Oeschebüttel Municipal Flag

[Oeschebüttel flag)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 5 Jun 2006
approved 8 January 2002

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012

Oeschebüttel Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: In the base of the silver (= white) shield is a green hill superimposed by a silver (= white) megalithic tomb. The hill is crowned by three green oaks fruited golden (= yellow). Meaning: Oeschebüttel consists of three settlement cores: Springhoe, Wrack and Oeschebüttel proper,. The three stones at the base of the tomb are symbolizing the three cores. The coverstone is symbolizing the municipality. The oaks are symbolizing forestal riches and their number might symbolize also the three cores. A tomb was chosen, because 35 megalithic tombs and two burial grounds containing urns had been found in the area. Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online The flag was approved on 8 January 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 2 April 1998. Flag and coat of arms were approved on. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012


Municipality of Sarlhusen

Sarlhusen Municipal Flag

Sarlhusen Municipal Coat of Arms

[Sarlhusen flag)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Jun 2006
approved 23 May 1980

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5.The flag is quarterly divided into green and white. The quarters at the flyend are broader. The figures of the coat of arms are superimposing the hoist quarters.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a green field is a silver (=white) gatehouse with three levels in the centre. Below in a silver (= white) field are two blue trouts ordered paly. The lower trout is sinister facing.
Meaning:
Sarlhusen was a real estate with afarm as appendix. The gatehouse of the estate was built in the 17th century and is still existing today. Trout farms were an important business line since the 19th century. The green colour is symbolizing forestal riches, the white colour riches of water.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.290

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 23 May 1980. The artist are Felix Kittel, Lothar Leissner and Annelies Liebschner-Stabelow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Nov 2012


former Kellinghusen-Land Subcounty (1970 - 2007) (ehem. Amt Kellinghusen-Land)

Kellinghusen-Land Subcounty Flag

[Amt Kellinghusen-Land flag)] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Jun 2006
approved 12 October 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012

Kellinghusen-Land Subcounty Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is tierced per pall (by a blue fork). Below right and left and above are six red diamonds ordered 3:2:1.
Meaning:
The subcounty was established on 1 April 1970, when the subcounties of Brokstedt, Hennstedt and (old) Kellinghusen-Land merged. The 18 diamonds are symbolizing the municipalities of the new built subcounty. Those were: Auufer, Brokstedt, Fitzbek, Hennstedt, Hingstheide, Mühlenbarbek, Oeschebüttel, Poyenberg, Quarnstedt, Rade, Rosdorf, Sarlhusen, Stöörkathen, Wiedenborstel, Willenscharen, Wittenbergen, Wrist and Wulfmoor. The fork is symbolizing the merging of the rivers Stör and Bramau. The three parts are symbolizing the former subcounties. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 12 October 2000. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012


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