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Elmshorn-Land Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Elmshorn-Land, Kreis Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein

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Introduction of Elmshorn-Land Subcounty

The municipalities of Elmshorn-Land Subcounty (Amt Elmshorn-Land are located between the city of Barmstedt, south of the city of Elmshorn to the northern bank of Elbe river. According to the local municipal statutes (Hauptsatzungen) the municipalities listed below have no proper flag. Source is given in brackets.

  • Municipality of Seester ((§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Seester), version 12 March 2009)
  • Municipality of Raa-Besenbek ((§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Raa-Besenbek), version 9 November 2011)

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Municipality of Klein Nordende

Klein Nordende Municipal Flag

[Klein Nordende flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Jun 2006
approved 17 September 1985

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:3. It is a white flag. In a red rectangle, slightly shifted to the hoist, are the charges of the municipal coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Klein Nordende Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is a red shield. Above right is a bunch of asparagus, above left a pair of reed mace (Latin: Typha Latifolia). Below is a stone. All figures are silver (= white).
Meaning:
The sandy soil is the base of intensive cultivation of white asparagus, the kind preferred in Germany. In the deeper region of the municipality there is a lot of Upper Permian rocks, symbolized by the stone. The pair of reed is symbolizing the swamps in the former village of Lieth.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.206

The flag was approved on 17 September 1985. The coat of arms was approved on 29 November 1984. The artist is Hans Fieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Municipality of Klein Offenseth-Sparieshoop

Klein Offenseth-Sparieshoop Municipal Flag

[Klein Offenseth-Sparieshoop flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Jun 2006
approved 28 August 1987

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white over blue horizontal bicolour with ratio of stripes being 4:3. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Klein Offenseth-Sparieshoop Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red field is a silver (= white) farmhouse, flanked by two heraldic roses of the same colour in both outer chiefpoints. The silver (= white) base contains half a blue waggon's wheel.
Meaning:
The type of farmhouse, depicted on the shield had been very common there in the past. Today only a few houses are left. After WW1 rose growing was started in the municipality, which has a great, economic importance today. The half wheel has many allusions: It is a symbol of the generationof a cultivated landscape. It is also a symbol for the expelled refugees from Eastern Prussia, who came by trecks and found a new home here. Last but not least it is a symbol of modern highway and Sparrieshoop railway station.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.207

The flag was approved on 28 August 1987. The coat of arms was approved on 21 November 1986. The artist is /Annelies Liebschner-Stabelow/ from Kellinghusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Municipality of Kölln-Reisiek

Kölln-Reisiek Municipal Flag

[Kölln-Reisiek flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Jun 2006
approved 18 April 1989

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow - green - yellow vertical triband. The green stripe has 5/9 of total width. In the green stripe are the figures of the municipal coat of arms. The fess wavy in the coat of arms is continued as a green, horizontal, wavy line to both ends of the sheet.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Kölln-Reisiek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is green. The base is divided by a golden (= yellow) fess wavy. A silver (= white) heron is superimposing the fess. He holds a golden (= yellow) fish in his beak. A golden oak leaf is on the sinister chiefpoint.
Meaning:
Herons were breeding in the area in the past. The oak leaf is symbolizing tree nursery. The fess wavy is symbolizing the creeks Krückau and Ekholter Au and the Köllner Moor, a swamp. The green colour is symbolizing nature and agriculture, the yellow colour probably economic prosperity.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.210

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 18 April 1989. The artist is Hans Fieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Municipality of Seestermühe

Seestermühe Municipal Flag

[Seestermühe flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Jun 2006
approved 15 May 1991

Description of flag:
It is a blue flag. The municipal coat of arms is shifted to the hoist. The bend sinister wavy from the coat of arms is continued as a white, wavy line from the hoist to the top of the sheet.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Seestermühe Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is a silver shield. A blue bend sinister wavy is passing the dexter chief quarter. The main charge is a red, round barn having a black roof and a green door. Left of the barn is a chess flower (German: Schachblume). Leaves and stem have natural, i.e. green colour while the blossom is lozengy, divided into red and white.
Meaning:
The bend wavy is symbolizing the location on the northern bank of Elbe river, furthermore it is alluding to the name of municipality. Krückau creek is flowing through the municipality. The former name of the creek was "Seester ", and the current name of the municipality is derived from "Seestermuthe", which means: mouth of the Seester. The flower is an endemic species. The barn is the nowadays museum of the village and a symbol of the rural past.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.317

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 15 May 1991. The artist is Hans Fieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Municipality of Seeth-Ekholt

Seeth-Ekholt Municipal Flag

[Seeth-Ekholt flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Dec 2007
approved 10 October 2007

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Seeth-Ekholt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale into blue and red. A silver (= white) seedling of an oak tree with two acorns and three leaves is superimposing both parts.
Meaning:
The oak seedling is canting. Ekholt means "wood of oaks". The hamlets Seeth, Ekholt and Beklohe had formed an administration district (German: Vogtei). They were united to an independent municipality in 1867. This is symbolized by the three leaves. The acorns are symbolizing Seeth and Ekholt. The colours blue, red and white are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.317

The flag was approved on 10 October 2007. The coat of arms was approved on 1 August 1991. The artist is Horst Herrndorff from Hamburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


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