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Südtondern Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Südtondern, Kreis Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Amt Südtondern flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Oct 2008
approved 1 January 2008 See also:

Introduction of Südtondern Subcounty (Amt Südtondern)

On 31 December 2007 the subcounties of Bökingharde, Karrharde, Süderlügum and Wiedingharde were dissolved and the new subcounty of Südtondern was established on 1 January 2008. The city of Niebüll and the municipality of Leck also were incorporated into the new entity on 1 January 2008. Südtondern Subcounty consists of nearly total area of the former Südtondern County, which had been on the mainland. The new entity has 30 municipalities and more than 40,000 inhabitants and is the biggest subcounty in Nordfriesland.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Südtondern Subcounty Flag


Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Südtondern Subcounty Coat of Arms

[Amt Südtondern CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a green and silver (= white) bend sinister elevated. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a red pot of grits. Below in a blue field is a silver (=white) lighthouse sending out six golden (= yellow) rays.
Meaning:
The lighthouse is symbolizing the historical Südtondern area. A lighthouse was the central charge in the coat of arms of former Südtondern county. The rays are symbolizing the six entities forming the subcounty. The blue colour is symbolizing the sea, the yellow colour is symbolizing moraines, dunes and fields of rape.The green colour is symbolizing marshes, agriculture and woods. The white colour is symbolizing the riches of water. The colours of Northern Frisia are among these colours. The pot is symbolizing fraternalism and attention of the Frisian tribe.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 1 January 2008.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Aventoft [Frisian: Oowentoft]

Aventoft Municipal Flag

[Aventoft municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 31 Mar 2006
approved 27 May 1999

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Aventoft Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a golden (= yellow) fish impending above three plantss of reed mace of the same colour. The chief is twelve times divided per pale into silver (= white) and red.
Meaning:
The village is located directly south of the Danish border. This is symbolized by the chief, which is understood to be a toll bar. The reed maces are symbolizing the marshes while the fish is symbolizing the importance of local fishery, especially eels had been caught in the Aventoft Lake. The colours blue and yellow are symbolizing the affiliation with the former duchy of Schleswig.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.79

The flag was approved on 27 May 1999. The coat of arms was approved on 27 October 1995. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Bosbüll [Frisian: Bousbel]

Bosbüll Municipal Flag

[Bosbüll municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Apr 2006
approved 15 December 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag. The charges of the coat of arms are shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Bosbüll Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red field are three golden (= yellow) ears of grain. The bottom of the golden (= yellow) base is eight times divided per fess wavy into blue and silver (= white).
Meaning:
The waves are symbolizing the relatedness between the inhabitants and the North Sea. The ears of grain are symbolizing the cultivation of crops on the edge of the moraines. The municipality was first mentioned in 1502.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 15 December 2000. The artist is Manfred Burmeister from Niebüll.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Enge-Sande [Frisian: Ding-de Sönj]

Enge-Sande Municipal Flag

[Enge-Sande municipal flag] 3:5 image by
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012
approved 26 May 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.The fess wavy is continued counterchanged to both ends of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Enge-Sande Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a golden (= yellow) mountain with three peaks. The mountain is superimposed by a red wheel with six spokes. A blue fess wavy is in the base.
Meaning:
The six spokes are symbolizing the hamlets, which had been part of Enge parish for 600 years. It is also the attribute of St. Catherine, the local patron saint. The yellow colours and the mountain are symbolizing the hilly landscape of the moraines. Finally yellow, blue and red are the colours of Northern Frisia.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.132

The flag was approved on 26 May 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 27 April 1978.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Galmsbüll [Frisian: Galmsbel]

Galmsbüll Municipal Flag

[Galmsbüll municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Mar 2006
approved 4 July 2002

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Galmsbüll Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: The shield is divided per bend. Below right is a plain blue field. The field above left is divided by a green bend sinister. Above right is silver (= white) field with a black church tower issuant. Below left is a plain golden (= yellow) field. Meaning: The blue colour is symbolizing the North Sea, the yellow colour is symbolizing agriculture, the white colour is symbolizing the sky. The green bend sinister is symbolizing the outer dyke. The tower is that one of local parish church, dedicated to St.Gallus, which had been finished in 1891. Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 4 July 2002. The artist is H. Tüselmann-Melfsen from Galmsbüll.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Klixbüll [Frisian: Klasbel]

Klixbüll Municipal Flag

[Klixbüll municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Apr 2006
approved 8 August 1988

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is white - blue - white vertical triband with ratio 1:2:1. The blue stripe is bearing the coat of arms without shield.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Klixbüll Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is a blue shield. In the base is a golden (= yellow) hurdle work. Above is a silver (=white) embattled tower, masoned black and topped by a red, triangular roof. The tower is flanked by two golden (= yellow) ears of grain.
Meaning:
The fence is symbolizing the close relationships between the villages of the former estate districts of Karrharde and Klixbüllhof. The villages were Klixbüll, Bosbüll, Tinningstedt, Kartum and Leck-Ründel, which today are independent municipalities or parts of other municipalities. Their number is symbolized by the five pales fixing the fence/ hurdle work. The tower is symbolizing a Swedish powder magazine, erected in the 30-years-war and later destroyed. In this place existed an inn having the name "Pulverturm" until 1955. Today it is the name of a crossing. The ears of grain are symbolizing agriculture as main business line. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein and Northern Frisia.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.208

The flag was approved on 8 August 1988. The coat of arms was approved on 30 April 1986. The artist is Friedrich Schütt from Klixbüll.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Ladelund [Frisian: Låålönj]

Ladelund Municipal Flag

[Ladelund municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Apr 2006
approved 27 May 2004

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Ladelund Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a red pall reverse (German: Göpelschnitt). All figures are blue. Above right is a blue branch of oak tree having three leaves. Above left is a trefoil. Below are three barrulets wavy.
Meaning:
Ladelund, established as a farm, was first mentioned in 1552. The name means: barn in the wood. Thus the branch of oak is considered to be a canting element. The trefoil is symbolizing the agricultural utilization of the local pastures. The barrulets are symbolizing three small, local lakes. The red pall is also canting, symbolizing the barn's gable. The colours are those of Northern Frisia,
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.219

The flag was approved on 27 May 2004. The coat of arms was approved on 14 April 1966. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Leck [Frisian: Leek]

Leck Municipal Flag

[Leck municipal flag] 1:2 image by Jörg Majewski, modified by Klaus-Michael Schneider,21 Nov 2012
approved 23 February 1971

Description of flag:
The ratio is 1:2. It is a yellow over green over yellow horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:5:1. The coat of arms is in the central stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Leck other Flag

[Leck other flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Apr 2006

Description of other flag:
It is a yellow over blue over yellow horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:5:1. The coat of arms is in the central stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Note: According to Stefan Schwoon description said "green", but attached image displayed "blue" instead.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Leck Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The base of the golden (=yellow) shield is divided by a blue fess wavy. Above is a black hurdle work fence topped by a red, upright anchor. The anchor is flanked by two green linden trees.
Meaning:
Leck has been capital of the historical Karrharde district. The arms are based upon the old Karrharde seal. But the number of trees had been reduced to two and anchor and fess wavy had been added. This is symbolizing the difference between Leck municipality and Karrharde Subcounty as successor of the historical district (Harde).
The golden colour is symbolizing prosperity. The fence is symbolizing the fortification of the early market town. The fess wavy is symbolizing Lecker Au, a small river. And the linden trees remind on the fact that leck had been the seat of the district court.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.224

The flag was approved on 23 February 1971. The coat of arms was approved on 16 December 1958. The artist is Claus Wenskus from Leck.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


City of Niebüll [Frisian: Naibel]

Niebüll City Flag

[Niebüll city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012
approved 10 August 1961

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The coat of arms without shield is at the hoist. The flyend is divided horizontally into six alternating blue and yellow stripes with ratio 5:1:1:1:1:1.
Source: photo 1992 by Gunnar Staack(?), 1 May 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Niebüll City Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is quarterly divided into blue and golden (= yellow). The 2nsd and 3rd quarter are superimposed by two blue bars. The 1st quarter is superimposed by a golden (= yellow) sailing ship. The 4th quarter is superimposed by a golden (= yellow) plough share. The whole is divided by a cross moline quarterly divided into red and golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
The cross moline is symbolizing Christianity and shipping as well. The quarters are symbolizing the common subdivision of towns in the middle ages. The quarters hers are representing the former quarters of Niebüll and Deezbüll, both having a northern and a southern quarter. Deezbüll was incorporated into Niebüll in 1950. The bars are symbolizing the division of the fields into cadastral sections. Ship and plough share are taken from the seal of Bökingharde district having Niebüll as capital. Furthermore the ship is symbolizing shipping and trading while the plough share is symbolizing agriculture.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.252

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 10 August 1961. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Risum-Lindholm [Frisian: Risem-Lunham]

Municipal Flag

[Risum-Lindholm municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Apr 2006
approved 20 March 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Risum-Lindholm Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) field arises a red issuant, Frisian gable with port and windows silver (= white) and tiercing the chief. The blue chief shows four silver (= white) leaves of linden tree alongside an imaginary embowed line.
Meaning:
Risum was first mentioned in 1352 as "Rysum" while Lindholm was first mentioned in 1441 as "Lunhalm". Both entities merged in 1970. The chief is symbolizing Lindholm, meaning "linden trees on a hill". The number of trees is symbolizing both parts and the former municipalities of Maasbüll and Klockries. The gable is symbolizing the typical Frisian form of farmhouses in the village. The colours are those of Northern Frisia.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 20 March 2001. The coat of arms was approved on 12 October 2000. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Stadum [Frisian: Ståårem]

Stadum Municipal Flag

[Stadum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Mar 2006
approved 29 July 1991

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Stadum Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a silver (= white) mountain with three peaks superimposed by a red wolf forcene, reguardant. On top of the mountain are three silver (= white) trees interlooped by their branches.
Meaning:
The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein. The mountain is symbolizing the local Langenberg hill. The trees are a canting element symbolizing the village of Holzacker. Furthermore they are symbolizing the special treatment by the foresters of Langenberg hill. The wolf is taken from the arms of the von der Wisch family, for many years owners of Fresenhagen estate, which had been incorporated to Stadum in 1935.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.323

The flag was approved on 29 July 1991. The coat of arms was approved on 9 April 1980. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


Municipality of Süderlügum [Frisian: Läigem]

Süderlügum Municipal Flag

[Süderlügum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Oct 2008
approved 1 Jan 2008

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012

Süderlügum Municipal Coat of Arms

[Süderlügum municipal CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Oct 2008
approved 1 January 2008

Description of coat of arms:
In a green field are eight golden (= yellow) dunes forming a mountain. The upper sinister quarter is divided by a silver (= white) bend. The base is blue superimposed by two silver (= white) barrulets wavy.
Meaning:
The arms are a modification of the arms of the former Süderlügum Subcounty, which had been dissolved on 31 December 2007. These arms had been adopted on 12 November 1991 and approved on 9 April 1992 by minister of interior of Schleswig-Holstein. The silver bend in the municipal arms are replacing a golden (= yellow) bend sinister in the upper dexter quarter in the arms of the former subcounty. These arms had just slightly modified, because the former subcounty arms had been a strong symbol of integration. The base is alluding to the fact that Süderlügum had had a direct access to the North Sea. The dunes are symbolizing the inland dunes in the area and the eight municipalities around. Those are: Bosbüll, Braderup, Ellhöft, Holm, Humptrup, Lexgaard, Uphusum and Westre. Among these Ellhöft, Süderlügum und Lexgaard are located at the historical ox trail, symbolized by the silver bend.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 1 January 2008.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2012


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