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Wilstermarsch Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Wilstermarsch, Kreis Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein

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[Wilster city flag)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012
flag of the city of Wilster, the seat of the subcounty
  • Municipality of Stördorf
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    Intorduction to Wilstermarsch Subcounty

    Outside city of Wilster is the seat of the subcounty.

    The following municipalities have no proper flag (source given in brackets):
    Municipality of Sankt Margarethen (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Sankt Margarethen, update December 2010)
    Municipality of Wewelsfleth (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Wewelsfleth, update December 2010)

    The following municipalities have neither flag nor coat of arms (source given in brackets):
    Municipality of Aebtissinwisch (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Aebtissinwisch, update December 2010)
    Municipality of Büttel (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Büttel, update December 2010)
    Municipality of Landrecht (§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Landrecht, update December 2010)


    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


    Municipality of Beidenfleth

    Beidenfleth Municipal Flag

    [Beidenfleth flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Jun 2006
    approved 16 February 2001

    Description of flag:
    The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

    Beidenfleth Municipal Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    It is a blue shield. The chief is divided from the rest by a silver (=white) fess wavy. Below is a silver (=white) sailing ship with three masts (Holk). In the chief is a silver (=white) upright anchor flanked by two golden (= yellow) sheaves of grain.
    Meaning:
    Beidenfleth is located on the banks of Stör river. The ship is symbolizing the economic importance of shipping today and in the past. The sheaves are symbolizing agriculture. The anchor is dedicated to St.Nicolas, the local patron saint.
    Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

    Flag and coat of arms were approved on 16 February 2001. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


    Municipality of Brokdorf

    Brokdorf Municipal Flag

    [Brokdorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Jun 2006
    approved 18 March 1993

    Description of flag:
    The ratio is 3:5. It is a white flag with a blue stripe at the top- and bottom-edge. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the white stripe.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

    Brokdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    In a blue shield is a silver (= white) winged fish. The base is divided by two silver barrulets wavy.
    Meaning:
    The winged fish is taken from the arms of the Brockdorff family. The barrulets are symbolizing the near by Elbe river. The blue colour is symbolizing water having a friendly and a dangerous aspect- Source: Reißmann 1997, p.

    Flag and coat of arms were approved on 18 March 1993. The artist is Lothar Leissner from Itzehoe.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


    Municipality of Dammfleth

    Dammfleth Municipal Flag

    [Dammfleth flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012
    approved 25 October 2012

    Description of flag:
    The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

    Dammfleth Municipal Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    The shield is divided by a bendy s-shaped blue line fimbriated silver (=white). Above left are four silver (= white) windmill vanes in a blue field. Below right is a golden (=yellow) leaf of lindentree with an infructescence.
    Meaning:
    The s-shaped line is symbolizing two dykes flanking a drainage ditch (Fleet), thus a canting element. The windmill vanes are reminding on the numerous windmills, some of which had been used for drainage, some other for the production of flour. The leaf is symbolizing the numerous linden trees, which are said to protect against sickness and poverty.The colours blue and green are symbolizing the changeful history of the village of floods, drainage, dyking and settling down.
    Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

    Flag and coat of arms were approved on 25 October 2012. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


    Municipality of Ecklak

    Ecklak Municipal Flag

    [Ecklak flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Jun 2006
    approved 21 May 2001

    Description of flag:
    The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

    Ecklak Municipal Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    In a green field are three silver (=white) oak leaves over two golden (= yellow) acorns. The base is five times divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) and blue.
    Meaning:
    The elements of the arms as a complete ensemble are canting. The name is derived from "oak" (Lower German: eek) and "shallow waters" (Middle Lower German: lake). The green colour is symbolizing the Wilster Marsh and agriculture.
    Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

    Flag and coat of arms were approved on 21 May 2001. The artists are Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen and Kai Wittig from Ecklak.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


    Municipality of Kudensee

    Kudensee Municipal Flag

    [Kudensee flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Jun 2006
    approved 15 February 2002

    Description of flag:
    The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

    Kudensee Municipal Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    In a blue shield is a sinister facing silver (= white) sailing ship. Below are two golden (= yellow) pipes crossed saltirishly.
    Meaning:
    The ship is a peat barge, used for transports of peat to Brunsbüttel in the early 18th century. The pipes are alluding to the custom thatv women sat in front of their houses playing cards and smoking their pipes.There is a description in a poem by Hans Kock: ""Wat weer dat vörn Leben, wat weer't vörn Hallo, wenn die Törpkahns no Büttel sei'n to,... ...De schmökenden Frunslüd, de sitt nun nich mehr mit de Piep an Kanol vör de Dör,..." (What a live, what a hallo, when the peat barges to (Bruns-) Büttel were seen…the women no longer sit at the banks of the channel smoking their pipes).
    Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

    Flag and coat of arms were approved on 15 February 2002. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


    Municipality of Landscheide

    Landscheide Municipal Flag

    [Landscheide flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,
    approved 4 June 2009

    Description of flag:
    The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

    Landscheide Municipal Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms:
    The base is five times divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) and blue. Above is a green fess with a silver (= white) triangular insection. Above the fess are four green reed maces, fruited black, in a silver (= white) field.
    Meaning:
    The three blue fesses wavy in the base are symbolizing the former sub-parishes of Fleeth, Nordbünge and Wetterndorf. The four reed maces are symbolizing four villages forming Landscheide. The insection is symbolizing a crack in the dyke, which occurred during the flood of December 1720.
    Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

    Flag and coat of arms were approved on 4 June 2009. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


    Municipality of Nortorf

    Nortorf Municipal Flag

    [Nortorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Oct 2008
    approved 17 April 2008

    Description of flag:
    The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

    Nortorf Municipal Coat of Arms

    [Nortorf CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Oct 2008

    Description of coat of arms:
    In a green field is a silver (=white) windmill over six golden (= yellow) bricks ordered 1:2.3. The base is three times divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) and blue.
    Meaning:
    The green colour is symbolizing the marshes. The windmill is symbolizing drainage. The bricks are symbolizing the economic importance of local brickyards. The base is symbolizing the Sladensee, a local lake. Nortorf means "northern village", it is understood as north of the lake.
    Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

    Flag and coat of arms were approved on 17 April 2008. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


    Municipality of Stördorf

    Stördorf Municipal Flag

    [Stördorf flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,
    approved 10 April 2012

    Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

    Stördorf Municipal Coat of Arms

    Description of coat of arms: In a green field is a silver (= white) windmill. A silver (=white) sturgeon (German: Stör) is in the blue base. Base and main field are separated by a silver (=white) fess wavy superimposed by a blue barrulet wavy. Meaning: The sturgeon probably is a canting element symbolizing the Stör river. The windmill is of that type, which was used to drain the marshes. The four vanes are symbolizing the four settlement cores: Kasenort, Honigfleth, Käthen and Stördorf proper. The waves are symbolizing the Stör river nad the creeks Bekau and Wüster Au. Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

    Flag and coat of arms were approved on 10 April 2012. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


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