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Peine City (Germany)

Stadt Peine, Landkreis Peine, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-07-03 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Peine city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Aug 2007 See also:

Introduction of Peine

inhabitants: 49,924
coat of arms granted: 1220, current version approved 1924
flags approved: unknown
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 8 Aug 2007

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over red horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 8 Aug 2007

Banner

[Peine city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski,

Description of banner:
It is a green-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 8 Aug 2007

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Peine plain flag] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

It was a red over green horizontal bicolour.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

[Peine city CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield parted per pale of Or and Gules; embowed base Vert, crowned by two wheat sheaves Or tied Sable; in chief a wolf salient Sable, armed and tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The arms are based on the family arms of the Wolfenbüüttel-Asseburg kin. Peine gained city rights around 1220 from Gunzelin von Wolfenbüttel. Since then only minor changes have been made in the city arms. Seals from the 14th century displayed the shield with wolf and sheaves unparted. Since the 17th century the shield is parted per pale, referring to the arms of the Bishopric of Hildesheim, to which Peine belonged from 1260 to 1802. Nevertheless the colours of the bishopric, red and gold, had been uncertain until the 19th century. The colour of the base had been Argent in the beginning. The colours of the sheaves changed several times. Otto Hupp omitted the base and painted one sheaf Gules. Furthermore there had been a second version of the arms, parted of red and green, the city colours, having an additional crest. According to the local city and county archive the current pattern was fixed in 1924, based on a draft of Emil-Werner Baule (1870-1953).
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA and Stadler 1970, p.66
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


Berkum Borough

incorporated on 1 March 1974
coat of arms approved: 21 January 1952
flags approved: unknown
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski,

Berkum Flag

[Berkum borough flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Aug 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 11 Aug 2007

Berkum Banner

[Berkum borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Aug 2007

Description of banner:
It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. Above the shield is a white scroll with inscription in black serifed initials "BERKUM".
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 11 Aug 2007

Berkum Coat of Arms

[Berkum borough CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 11 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Or, issuant from base a mount Gules, over all a birch issuant, consisting of three branches in counterchanged colours.
Meaning:
The colours are those of the Bishops of Hildesheim, the former rulers. The mount is representing Postechenberg, a hill having a coach station in the past. The birch is canting, as the municipality's name is derived from "Birke" (= birch). The draft of the arms was made by Rudolf Dehnke.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


Dungelbeck Borough

incorporated on 1 March 1974
coat of arms approved: 25 June 1951
flags approved: 23 July 1953
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 12 Aug 2007

Dungelbeck Flag

[Dungelbeck borough flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Aug 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 12 Aug 2007

Dungelbeck Banner

[Dungelbeck borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Aug 2007

Description of banner:
It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 12 Aug 2007

Dungelbeck Coat of Arms

[Dungelbeck borough CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Or, a dragon rampant Gules.
Meaning:
The arms are based on a Romanic tympanum on top of the porticus of the old local church, nowadays on top of a console of the current church. It displays two animals, considered to be a lamb and a dragon, alluding either to St. Michael (see: Revelation 12,7-11) or to St. George, patron saint of the parish church of Schmedenstedt, which had been the mother church of Dungelbeck. The colours red and gold are those of the Bishopric of Hildesheim. The arms are based on a draft of Georg Bösche. The arms were approved on 25 June 1951 by Minister of Interior of Lower Saxony.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


Eixe Borough

incorporated on 1 March 1974
coat of arms approved: 25 June 1951
flags unofficial
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 13 Aug 2007

Eixe Flag

[Eixe borough flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Aug 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 13 Aug 2007

Eixe Banner

[Eixe borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Aug 2007

Description of banner:
It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. Above the shield is a white scroll with inscription in black serifed initials "EIXE".
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 13 Aug 2007

Eixe Coat of Arms

[Eixe borough CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 13 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Azure, three oak leaves Or ordered like a fan, the stem is superimposed by three acorns Or in triangle.
Meaning:
The arms are canting, as "Eixe" is derived from "oak" (German: Eiche), and the name of the municipality means "home of oaks". The colours are those of the Dukes of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, the former rulers. The draft of the arms was made by Rudolf Dehnke.
The arms were approved on 25 June 1951 by Minister of Interior of Lower Saxony.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


Essinghausen Borough

incorporated on 1 March 1974
coat of arms adopted by the local council: 6 February 1974
flags unofficial
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 14 Aug 2007

Essinghausen Flag

[Essinghausen borough flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Aug 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 14 Aug 2007

Essinghausen Banner

[Essinghausen borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Aug 2007

Description of banner:
It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. Above the shield is a white scroll with inscription in black serifed initials "ESSINGHAUSEN".
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski,

Essinghausen Coat of Arms

[Essinghausen borough CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Azure, above a sinister-facing lion statant Or on a basement of the same, beneath a cogwheel Argent flanked by two wheat ears Or.
Meaning:
The lion is that one of the monument in Braunschweig castle. It is symbolising that the municipality belonged to Braunschweig County. The ears are symbolising agriculture and the cogwheel industries. The draft of the arms was made by Werner Szews.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


Röhrse Borough

incorporated on 1 March 1974
coat of arms adopted by local council: 2 February 1967, approved: 9 May 1967
flags unofficial
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2007

Röhrse Flag

[Röhrse borough flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red over blue horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2007

Röhrse Banner

[Röhrse borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2007

Description of banner:
It is a red-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. Above the shield is a white scroll with inscription in black serifed initials "RÖHRSE".
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003 and Federal Archives of Hannover
Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2007

Röhrse Coat of Arms

[Roehrse borough CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Or with bordure undy Gules, a lion rampant Azure tongued Gules.
Meaning:
The lion and the colours blue and gold are referring to the Duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, the colours red and gold to the Bishopric of Hildesheim. The local people had been subjects of the former and had to pay additional taxes to the latter. The draft of the arms was made by Alfred Brecht.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


Rosenthal Borough

incorporated on 1 March 1974
coat of arms adopted by the local council: 11 September 1962
flags unofficial
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 16 Aug 2007

Rosenthal Flag

[Rosenthal (Peine) borough flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Aug 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a green over red horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 16 Aug 2007

Rosenthal Banner

[Rosenthal (Peine) borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Aug 2007

Description of banner:
It is a green-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. Above the shield is a white scroll with inscription in black serifed initials "ROSENTHAL".
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 16 Aug 2007

Rosenthal Coat of Arms

[Rosenthal borough CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Or, issuant from base a valley Vert, on either side a rose Gules stemmed and leaved Vert, between the roses a cockchafer Sable winged Argent.
Meaning:
Roses and valley are canting, because the municipality's name menas "valley of roses". The cockchafer (Latin: Melolontha melolontha, German: Maikäfer) is referring to a nickname of the local people. The draft of the arms was made by Conrad Schadinsky.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


Schmedenstedt Borough

incorporated on 1 March 1974
coat of arms approved: 16 October 1951 by Minister of Interior of Lower Saxony
flags approved: 31 May 1955
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 17 Aug 2007

Schmedenstedt Flag

[Schmedenstedt borough flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Aug 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a red ove yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the hoist.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 17 Aug 2007

Schmedenstedt Banner

[Schmedenstedt borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Aug 2007

Description of banner:
It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Sources: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 17 Aug 2007

Schmedenstedt Coat of Arms

[Schmedenstedt borough CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Or with base Sable; an oak Gules sheltering an anvil of the same.
Meaning:
The anvil is representing a forge and thus canting, as "Schmiedestätte" is a place with a forge. The oak is the so called "Muttereiche" (=mother oak) with a diameter of stem of five meters. The colours red and gold are those of the Bishopric of Hildesheim, to which the municipality belonged until 1802. The draft of the arms was made by Rudolf Dehnke.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


Stederdorf Borough

incorporated on 1 March 1974
coat of arms approved: 7 July 1951
flags approved: unknown
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2007

Stederdorf Flag

[Stederdorf borough flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a plain yellow sheet. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2007

Stederdorf Banner

[Stederdorf borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2007

Description of banner:
It is a plain yellow sheet. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. Above the shield is a white scroll with inscription in black serifed initials "STEDERDORF".
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2007

Stederdorf Coat of Arms

[Stederdorf borough CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Or, a lion rampant Azure, tongued Gules and flanked by two lozenges Azure.
Meaning:
The lion is the lion of the Welfen kin, Dukes of Braunschweig. The village was on the frontier of Braunschweig and the Bishopric of Hildesheim and a stronghold of the dukes. The two lozenges are taken from the arms of the Von-Oberg kin, who owned many possessions in the area from the 17th century until 1852.
Sources: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


Woltorf Borough

incorporated on 1 March 1974
coat of arms approved: 5 January 1961 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Hildesheim
flags approved: unknown
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2007

Woltorf Flag

[Woltorf borough flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2007

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a plain yellow sheet. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2007

Woltorf Banner

[Woltorf borough banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2007

Description of banner:
It is a plain yellow sheet. The coat of arms is shifted to the top. Above the shield is a white scroll with inscription in black serifed initials "WOLTORF".
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2007

Woltorf Coat of Arms

[Woltorf borough CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2007

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Gules, issuant from base a mount Or, charged with three barrulets Azure and crowned by a baptistery Argent, descripted "ADNI MCCCV" and a life rune beneath, all Sable.
Meaning:
The baptistery is symbolising the local village life. The inscription is an abbreviation of A(nno) D(omi)NI 1305. The life rune looks like an intial "Y". The barrulets are representing three ditches and walls of the defensive dyke on the edge of Woltorfer Holz, a grove. The colours blue and gold are those of the Duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, the colours red and gold those of the Bishopric of Hildesheim. Rights of both were overlapping in Woltorf in the past. The draft of the arms was made by Alfred Brecht.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 July 2017


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