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Ostheide Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Ostheide, Landkreis Lüneburg, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-07-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[SG Ostheide flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2017

Ostheide Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

SG Ostheide Flag

It is a green over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: information provided by phone call of Simone Lühr from the local administration
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2017

SG Ostheide Coat of Arms

Shield Or, parted by a bend wavy Azure, in sinister chief an elk antler Sable, in dexter base a pair of gable shelves Sable ending in horseheads, superimposing an oak branch proper having six leaves
Meaning:
The bend wavy is probably representing Elbe Lateral Canal, which connects Elbe and Mittelland Canal. The oak branch is symbolising the comprehensive municipality by its stem and its six municipalities by its leaves. The gable shelves can be found on the roof tops of typical Lower Saxonian farmhouses. They are symbolising the rural character and are representing the long-time residents. The antler might represent the refugees from the end of WW2, who settled town here.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 July 2017


Barendorf Municipality

Barendorf Flag

[Barendorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2017

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2017

Barendorf Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Or, a wall shaped like a trapezium, flanked by two trenches and crowned by two linden trees, all charges Vert; beneath Azure six roses Or seeded Gules ordered 4:2.
Meaning:
The charges above are representing the "Alte Lüneburger Landwehr" (details see Reppenstedt). Barendorf is seat of Ostheide Comprehensive Municipality.
Source: Klaus Günther: "Neugefundene Kommunalflaggen", in "Der Flaggenkurier", edition 1 May 2017, pp.23-31
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 July 2017

[ flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Wendisch Evern Municipality

Wendisch Evern Flag

[Wendisch Evern municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Oct 2007

The ratio of the flag is 3:5. It is a horizontal blue over white over blue flag with the coat of arms shifted to the hoist. The ratio between the stripes is 1:2:1. The flag is "dated" from 8 November 1960.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Oct 2007

Wendisch Evern Banner

[Wendisch Evern municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Oct 2007

The ratio is 5:2. It is a vertical blue white blue flag with the coat of arms shifted to the top. The ratio between the stripes is 1:3:1. The flag is "dated" from 8 November 1960.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database, based on Hauptstaatsarchiv Hannover
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Oct 2007

Wendisch Evern Coat of Arms

In a blue field are two grey crossed shelves, ending in horseheads. Left, right and above of the crossed shelves are three golden (=yellow) hearts. Beneath the shelves is a golden (=yellow) animal's head. It should be a boar according to the municipality's name, but it looks somehow doggy.
Meaning:
The three hearts might have the same meaning like the ones in the flag of Deutsch Evern. If it is a boar's head, the head is a canting element.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Oct 2007


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