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Pinnau Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Pinnau, Kreis Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Introduction

On 1 January 2007 the former subcounties (Ämter) of Bönningstedt and Pinneberg-Land were dissolved, forming the new Pinnau Subcounty with capital Bönningstedt. Pinnau subcounty is located south of the City of Quickborn.
Jörg Majewski, 29 Aug 2008

Municipality of Bönningstedt

Bönningstedt Municipal Flag

[Bönningstedt flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Jun 2006
approved 24 April 1984

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

Bönningstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (= white) shield is divided by a blue bend sinister wavy, flanked by two red blades of an ice spade.
Meaning:
The bend is symbolizing Mühlenau creek, which was filled up as an ice reservoir every winter between 1888 and 1920. Blocks of ice were carved out by ice spades. The blocks were sold to brewers, butchers and fish traders. The two blades of an ice spade are reminding on this history and are symbolizing the unification of the former municipalities of Bönningstedt and Winzeldorf with both having equal rights.
Source: Reißmann 1997 , p.93

The flag was approved on 24 April 1984. The coat of arms was approved on 14 December 1983. The artist is W. Harbeck from Bönningstedt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2012


Municipality of Borstel-Hohenraden

Borstel-Hohenraden Municipal Flag

[Borstel-Hohenraden flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Jun 2006
approved 21 November 1999

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue flag. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2012

Borstel-Hohenraden Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield is a red school building over two blue fesses wavy.
Meaning:
The coat of arms stresses the close relationships of the villages of Borstel and Hohenraden, which merged already in pre-Prussian times. The school house, built in 1927 by architect /Klaus Groth/ was a symbol of this cooperation. The two fesses, of unequal width, are symbolizing the location between bigger Pinnau creek and smaller Bilsbek creek.
Source: Kommunale Wappenrolle S-H online

The flag and the coat of arms were approved on 21 November 1999. The artist is Erwin Meier from Hüttblek.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2012


Municipality of Ellerbek

Ellerbek Municipal Flag

[Ellerbek flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Oct 2012
approved 24 September 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 November 2012

Ellerbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield is a green branch of alder. The base is superimposed by a blue fess wavy.
Meaning:
The arms are canting, representing alders and creek (Lower German: Eller and Bek).
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.129

The coat of arms was approved on 11 November 1985. The artist is L. Leissner from Itzehoe, based upon a draft of the municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 November 2012


Municipality of Kummerfeld

Kummerfeld Municipal Flag

[Kummerfeld flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Jun 2006
approved 27 June 2002

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2012

Kummerfeld Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by an enhanced, silver (= white) bend sinister wavy. Above in a blue field are a golden (=yellow) ear of grain and an acorn of the same colour. Below in a red field is a silver (= white) wolf, sitting on a stone.
Meaning:
The bend sinister is symbolizing Bilsbek creek. Grain and acorn are symbolizing agriculture and tree nursery. The stone is a symbol for the name, meaning stoney ground, not bringing fruit. The wolf is reminding on the 30-years-war, the losses of population and the following pervasiveness of wolves.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.217

The flag was approved on 27 June 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 30 November 1995. The artist is utta Förthmann from Kummerfeld.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Nov 2012


Municipality of Prisdorf

Prisdorf Municipal Flag

[Prisdorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Jun 2006
approved 10 February 1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

Prisdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy. Above in a silver (= white) field is a red, heraldic rose, barbed and seeded silver (= white) in the dexter half. In the sinister half is a blue wheel having eight spokes. Below in a red field is a silver (= white) Holstein nettle leaf.
Meaning:
The nettle leaf is alluding to the Counts of Schauenburg, who had been rulers for many centuries over Holstein, the County of Pinneberg and Prisdorf. The partition per fess wavy is symbolizing Bilsbek creek. The rose is symbolizing that the municipality has changed from a rural economy and has been embedded into the system of numerous nursery gardens in nowadays Pinneberg county. The wheel is symbolizing the rural past, the modern industries and the railway station, which had been erected in 1844 alongside the first railway line in Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.276

The flag was approved on 10 February 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 6 August 1992. The artist is Hannelore von Engelhardt from Apen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


Tangstedt municipality

Tangstedt Municipal Flag

[Tangstedt flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Jun 2006
approved 13 March 1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

Tangstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per bend sinister wavy. Above right in a silver (= white) field is a blue pincer. Below left in a red field is a silver (= white) millwheel supported by a rampant wolf of the same colour.
Meaning:
The partition by a wavy line is symbolizing Pinnau creek. The other elements are canting. The pincer (German: Zange) is symbolizing Tangstedt, first mentioned in 1242. But the German word in this case does not mean the tool but a special form of hilly landscape between swamps. The other elements are symbolizing the former village of Wulfsmühle (= wolf's mill) and the historical water mill of the rulers. The peasants of Tangstedt were obliged to bring their harvest to that mill. Finnaly the colours blue, white and red are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.338

The flag was approved on 13 March 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 10 August 1992. The artist is Hannelore von Engelhardt from Apen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


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