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Probstei Subcounty (Germany) - Part 1 (A-K)

Amt Probstei, Kreis Plön, Schleswig-Holstein - Teil 1

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Amt Probstei subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Aug 2006
approved 31 October 2002 See also:

Probstei Subcounty (Amt Probstei)

Probstei Subcounty Flag

Description of flag:
3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013

Probstei Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: The shield is divided per fess into silver (= white) over blue. Above is a red farmhouse. Below is a golden (= yellow) crozier with a broken shaft and 20 knobs filled red.
Meaning: The farmhouse is the predominant type in the subcounty having: a partial hip roof, bay of post-built structure with a big entrance (Grootdör, i.e. big door) and windows with semi-circular archs. This type is called Haupthaus (lit.: main house) and there are still 89 examples left in the subcounty having the status of monuments due to the Schleswig-Holstein Preservation Order (Schleswig-Holsteinisches Denkmalschutzgesetz). The crozier is alluding to the rule of the Benedictian nuns of Preetz Monastery for some 700 years. The broken shaft is symbolizing the rule's end in 1920. The knobs, 17 in the beginning, are symbolizing the municipalities of the subcounty. Those are: Barsbek, Bendfeld, Brodersdorf, Fahren, Fiefbergen, Höhndorf, Köhn, Krokau, Krummbek, Laboe, Lutterbek, Passade, Prasdorf, Probsteierhagen, Schönberg, Stakendorf, Stein, Stoltenberg, Wendtorf and Wisch. The knobs for Laboe, Schönberg and Stoltenberg had been added on 1 January 2008. The blue colour is symbolizing the Baltic Sea. Common symbols of the Probstei are the broken crozier and the perch of the von Barsfelde family, which appear on several municipal flags. Blue and silver are the colours of the Probstei.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

In 1202 Count(?)Albert of Orlamünde was enfeoffed by the Danish King as vasall of Holstein and Wagrien. A bit later he founded the Benedictian nuns' monastery in Preetz. The counts of Schauenburg were expelled but regained control over Holstein and Wagrien in 1225. Count Adolf IV reestablished the monastery of Preetz on 29 September 1226. The vasall Marquard of Stenwers had to cede the surrounding real estates to the monastery. Thus the Probstei became part of the dominions of Preetz monastery. The monastery purchased the surrounding villages as follows: Ratjendorf (1318), Passade (1373), Barsbek (1383), Fahren (1388) and finally Bendfeld (1421) Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2013

The flag was approved on 31 October 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 10 June 2002. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013


Municipality of Barsbek

Barsbek Municipal Flag

[Barsbek municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Aug 2006
approved 25 May 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue - white - blue vertical triband with ratio approx. 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the centre of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013

Barsbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield is a silver (= white) perch.
Meaning:
The colours of the arms are those of Holstein, the colours of the flag of Schleswig-Holstein. "Barsbek" means "creek of perches" and the arms thus are canting. The shield is taken from the arms of the von Barsbeke family. The colours were modified. The family sold one half of the village to the monastery in Preetz, which gained the other half a little bit later. The perch from these arms had become a symbol for the whole dominions of the monastery, which were called Probstei (provostey).
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.83

The flag was approved on 25 May 2000. The coat of arms was approved on 11 January 1993. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013


Municipality of Bendfeld

Bendfeld Municipal Flag

[Bendfeld municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013
approved 25 February 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. An ascending diagonal from the lower fly corner divides the sheet into a smaller white hoist and a bigger red flyend. The diagonal is continuing the bend sinister of the coat of arms, which is shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013

Bendfeld Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per bend sinister into red over silver (= white). Above is a silver (= white) broken crozier. Below is a blue bunch of purple moor-grass (Latin:Molinia caerulea).
Meaning:
The grass is a canting element. The location was first mentioned as "de Benvelde" (1264-1289) and later renamed into "to Bentvelde" , i.e. settlement on the field of purple moor-grass. The crozier is alluding to the monastery in Preetz, to which Bendfeld belonged. Bendfeld was the last village becoming a dominion of the monastery (1421), symbolized by the broken shaft.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 25 February 2010. The artists are Henning Höppner and Jan-Hinrich Puck.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013


Municipality of Fiefbergen

Fiefbergen Municipal Flag

[Fiefbergen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Aug 2006
approved 5 April 2005

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013

Fiefbergen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy into blue over red. In the middle the fess is five times invected. Above is a silver (= white) bat. Below is a silver (= white) paddock's gate.
Meaning:
The gate is symbolizing agriculture. The invected part of the fess is a canting element, symbolizing five moutains. The village was first mentioned in 1264 as "de quinque montibus". Fiefbergen even today is the home of three kinds of bats. Among those is the big noctule bat (Latin: Nyctalus noctula), which is depicted on the shield.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 5 April 2005. The artist is Gisela Gördes from Ascheberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013


Municipality of Höhndorf

Höhndorf Municipal Flag

[Höhndorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Sep 2006
approved 27 June 2006

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013

Höhndorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield above three blue barrulets wavy is the red gable side of a barn flanked by a black wheel (dexter chiefpoint) and a black hammer connected with two acorns as offsprings (sinister chiefpoint).
Meaning:
The barn is a local building. Wheel and hammer are symbolizing crafts. The offsprings are symbolizing the settlement cores of Höhndorf proper and Gödersdorf. The barrulets are symbolizing riches of water.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 27 June 2006. The artist is Egon Ossowski from Handewitt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013


Municipality of Köhn

Köhn Municipal Flag

[Köhn municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Jul 2006
approved 1 April 2004

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013

Köhn Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
On the base of a silver (=white) shield is a red megalithic tomb. Above stands a green, rooted, cutten stem of an oak tree with four fresh, leafy branches, two on either side.
Meaning:
The arms are based upon a seal, which was created by the mayor in 1951, after the administrative authority had asked him. The oak is symbolizing the local riches of grove. In one grove is the tomb beneath the tree. The four branches are representing the former municipalities of Köhn, Püisen, Moorrehmen and Mühlen.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 1 April 2004. The artist is Martin Doebner from Köhn.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013


Municipality of Krokau

Krokau Municipal Flag

[Krokau municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Jul 2006
approved 8 Dec 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue - white - blue vertical triband with ratio approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013

Krokau Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The base of the blue shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy, divided into three waves. Above is a golden (= yellow) cross of vanes.
Meaning:
The cross of vanes is representing a local Dutch windmill, which is today a museum. Furthermore it is symbolizing agriculture and grain cultivation. The three waves are symbolizing three tiny creeks, which coalesce and form the Krokau, the name giver of the municipality.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 8 December 2001. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013


Municipality of Krummbek

[Krummbek municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Aug 2006
approved 18 April 2005

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow - green - yellow vertical tricolour. The green stripe is divided by a white, wavy line. Above are two yellow blossoms of rape. Below is a broken, yellow crozier.
Meaning:
The crozier is alluding to the affiliation with the monastery in Preetz. The blossoms are symbolizing the settlement cores of Krummbek proper and Ratjendorf. The wavy line is a canting element, symbolizing the Krummbek, a local creek. The green colour is symbolizing acres and grasslands as economic base of the municipality.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 18 April 2005. The artist is Henning Höppner from Plön.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Feb 2013


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