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Achterwehr Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Achterwehr, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: achterwehr subcounty | achterwehr | bredenbek | felde | melsdorf | ottendorf | quarnbek | westensee | bendlet(wavy) | plough | leaf | bee | tomb | crenelly | lattice | squirrel |
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Municipality of Bredenbek

Bredenbek Municipal Flag

[Bredenbek municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 May 2006 approved 7 November 1996

Description of flag::
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Bredenbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The red shield is divided by a silver bend wavy superimposed by a blue bendlet wavy.
Meaning:
The meaning of the municipality is "broad creek". Thus the arms are canting. The bend is symbolizing the broad valley while the bendlet is symbolizing the watercourse. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.103

The flag was approved on 7 November 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 6 December 1991. The artist is Reinhard Siedenburg from Achterwehr.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Felde

Felde Municipal Flag

[Felde municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 May 2006
approved 4 May 1993

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Felde Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a silver (= white) field is a red plough. Below in a blue field is a silver (= white) threefold leaf surrounding a bud.
Meaning:
The threefold leaf probably had been some kind of an escarbuncle like the "nettle lea"f of Holstein and the "Glevenrad" of Kleve. This version is a sign of the Swawe kin, aka Schwabe kin. Later this sign was newly interpreted as a plant. The Swawes had been owners of Klein Nordsee Manor, to which the municipality belonged until 1806. The blue colour is representing Eider River and the local lakes Westensee, Felder See and Flemhuder See. The plough is representing the rural character. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.136

The flag was approved on 4 May 1993. The coat of arms was approved on 21 July 1992. The artists are Uwe Nagel and Reinhard Siedenburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Melsdorf

Melsdorf Municipal Flag

[Melsdorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 26 Oct 2008
approved 5 May 2008

Description of flag: The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Melsdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

[Melsdorf coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 26 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) bend sinister wavy into blue over red. All figures are silver. Above is a bee, below is a megalithic tomb.
Meaning:
The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein. The tomb is alluding to local excavations from the Neolithic Age and thus a proof of settlements since about 4000 years. The bee is symbolizing local beekeeping.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online.

The flag was approved on 5 May 2008. The coat of arms was approved on 28 February 2008. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Municipality of Ottendorf

Ottendorf Municipal Flag

[Ottendorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 May 2006
approved 24 May 1992

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white over blue horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:4:1. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Ottendorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. The dexter half is divided per bend crenelly into silver (= white) over red. The sinister half displays in a blue field a silver (= white), wooden lattice, which is placed above the door of half-timbered farmhouses and shows a diamond superimposing a saltire, all in a rectangular frame. This special pattern is called Bauerntanz, (literally: farmers' dance) by the locals.
Meaning:
The dexter half is displaying the arms of the von Stampe family, who died out in the 16th century. Ottendorf was first mentioned in 1288, the owner then had been Thetbernus de Stampe. Members of this family had been the local rulers for more than 200 years. The lattice is symbolizing the continuity of rural life. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.269

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 24 May 1992. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Quarnbek

Quarnbek Municipal Flag

[Quarnbek municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 May 2006
approved 24 October 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Quarnbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Under a silver (= white) chief crenelly in a red field is a silver (=white) transmission gear, a special part of the transmission system of a watermill. The chief is made from silver (= white) and blue fesses wavy.
Meaning:
Although Quarnbek is already mentioned in the book of towns of the city of Kiel in 1282/1283, there are no common symbols affiliated with the municipality as a whole, which was consisting of six villages and many small hamlets in the past. Thus the gear and the waves are canting. The gear is representing the historical flour mill (Lower German: Quarn) and the waves are symbolizing the Mühlenbach creek (Lower German: Bek). The existence of the mill is proven until 1723. The embattled chief is alluding to an ancient moated castle.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 24 October 2002. The artist is Gerlind Lind from Stampe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


Municipality of Westensee

Westensee Municipal Flag

[Westensee municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 May 2006
approved 21 February 1990

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013

Westensee Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per bend. The dexter half is blue divided by five silver (= white) barrulets wavy. The sinister half is displaying a red squirrel in a silver (= white) field. The squirrel is holding a black nut between its forepaws.
Meaning:
The main colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein. The dexter half is symbolizing Westensee lake. The squirrel is taken from the arms of the Lords of Westensee, the local rulers in the 13th and 14th century.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.363

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 21 February 1990. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Jan 2013


No Flag Entities

The municipalities of Achterwehr (= seat of the subcounty) and Krummwisch have no proper flags.

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