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Rantzau Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Rantzau, Kreis Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: rantzau subcounty | bilsen | heede | langeln | lutzhorn | fess wavy | lozenges(10) | bend sinister | cross fleury | oak(leaf) | heather | tumulus | pallet | plough | horn | sheaf |
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[Rantzau subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Jun 2006
approved 30 January 1998 See also:

Introduction of Rantzau Subcounty

The municipalities of Rantzau Subcounty (Amt Rantzau are gathered around the city of Barmstedt, northwest of the city of Quickborn. According to the local municipal statutes (Hauptsatzungen) the municipalities listed below have no proper flag. Source is given in brackets.

  • Municipality of Bevern ((§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Bevern), version 20 October 2003)
  • Municipality of Bokholt-Hanredder ((§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Bokholt-Hanredder), version 21 June 2012)
  • Municipality of Bullenkuhlen ((§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Bullenkuhlen), version 21 September 2004)
  • Municipality of Ellerhoop ((§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Ellerhoop), version 3 December 2008)
  • Municipality of Groß Offenseth-Aspern ((§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Groß Offenseth-Aspern), version 15 July 2008)
  • Municipality of Hemdingen ((§1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Hemdingen), version 12 June 2008)

Furthermore Bullenkuhlen has neither a coat of arms nor a seal and is using according to source the smaller seal of Schleswig-Holstein instead.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Rantzau Subcounty

Rantzau Subcounty Flag

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

Rantzau Subcounty Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is quarterly divided. The 1st and 4th quarter are divided per pale into red and silver (=white). The 2nd quarter shows in a golden (= yellow) field three black lozenges above right ordered 2:1 and another four lozenge below left ordered 1:2:1. The 3rd quarter shows in a golden (= yellow) field three black lozenges below left ordered 1:2. The whole ensemble is superimposed by a blue bend sinister wavy.
Meaning:
The 1st and 4th quarter are displaying the arms of the counts of Rantzau. The ten lozenges are symbolizing the municipalities of the nowadays subcounty. The bend sinister is symbolizing Krü ckau creek. Three municipalities of the former Lutzhorn district are located on the northern bank, four municipalities of the former Hemdingen district and three municipalities of the former Bevern district on the southern bank. This is symbolized by the arrangement of lozenges.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.53

The flag was approved on 30 January 1998. The coat of arms was approved on 20 February 1987. The artist is Hannelore von Engelhardt from Apen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2012


Municipality of Bilsen

Bilsen Municipal Flag

[Bilsen flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jun 2006
approved 30 January 1998

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2012

Bilsen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver (= white) shield is divided by a red bend sinister. Aboveis a blue cross fleury, below a green oak leaf.
Meaning:
The red bend is symbolizing nowadays federal road no.4, the connection between Altona and Kiel, the preceding road had been erected in 1840 as the first "highway" in Schleswig-Holstein. Bilsen belonged from 1385 to 1803 to the domains of Harvestehude Monastery, later St. John's Monastery in Hamburg. This is symbolized by the cross fleury, because the fleur de lis was an attribute of patron saint St.Mary. The leaf is symbolizing the forestal riches of the Bilsener Wohld in the 19th century. The colours red, white and blue are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.90

The flag was approved on 30 January 1998. The coat of arms was approved on 31 August 1978. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2012


Municipality of Heede

Heede Municipal Flag

[Heede flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 May 2007
approved 11 October 2006

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green flag. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. The fess wavy of the coat of arms is continued in yellow colour to both ends of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2012

Heede Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield is a green, rooted heather plant, blossomed red. On the base are two green oak leaves. The base is separated by a blue fess wavy.
Meaning:
The heather (Latin: calluna vulgaris, Lower German: Heed) is canting. The leaves are symbolizing the forestal riches. The oak is the predominating species. The fess wavy is symbolizing Krückau creek. The yellow colour is symbolizing the local landscape of moraines.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 11 November 2006. The coat of arms was approved on 20 March 2001. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2012


Municipality of Langeln

Langeln Municipal Flag

[Langeln flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Jun 2006
approved 18 April 2004

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2012

Langeln Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) pallet approx. 8:1:1. The bigger, green dexter partition is divided by a silver sinister bend wavy. Above are four silver (= white) tumuli, a bigger one on the dexter chiefpoint, the others alongside the bend. Below is a silver (= white) plough. The sinister partition is divided by a silver (= white) bend into red and blue. The bend is continuing the sinister bend.
Meaning:
Both bends are symbolizing Krückau creek. The tumuli together with the green colour are symbolizing the landscape containing the 4000 years old tombs. The plough is symbolizing agriculture. Finally blue, white and red are the colours of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag coat of arms were approved on 18 April 2004. The artist is Siegfried Huppert from Langeln.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2012


Municipality of Lutzhorn

Lutzhorn Municipal Flag

[Lutzhorn flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Jun 2006
approved 26 April 2005

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2012

Lutzhorn Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per bend sinister into red and silver (= white). In the red field is a golden (= yellow) sheaf of grain. In the silver field is a blue horn.
Meaning:
The horn is canting. The sheaf is symbolizing agriculture. The colours are those appearing in the coat of arms of Schleswig-Holstein. Furthermore red and silver had been the colours of the counts of Rantzau.
Source: Reißmann 1997 , p.235

The flag was approved on 26 April 2005. The coat of arms was approved on 20 June 1986. The artist is Hannelore von Engelhardt from Apen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Nov 2012


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