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Eiderkanal Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Eiderkanal, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Amt Osterrönfeld flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 May 2006
flag of former Osterrönfeld Subcounty (2000 - 2006) See also:

Introduction of Eiderkanal Subcounty

On 1 January 2007 the subcounty (Amt) of Osterrönfeld and the municipality of Schacht-Audorf merged. The new subcounty received the name Eiderkanal, which had been a predeccessor of the Kiel Canal.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Bovenau

Bovenau Municipal Flag

[Bovenau municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 May 2006
approved 5 July 1999

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Bovenau Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: The shield is divided per bend sinister battled of five merlons embattled. Above right is a silver (= white) bowl in a red field. Below left is a blue chalice.
Meaning: The five gables are symbolizing the manors of Dengelsberg, Georgenthal, Kluvensiek, Osterrade and Steinwehr, which formed the municipality in 1928. The double crenelly line is taken from the seal of Sigridus Dosenrode, manorial lord of Osterrade, dated 1366. The Bronze Age bowl was found in a grave and is a proof of early settlements in the area. The chalice from 1630 had been endowed by Benedict und Christina von Ahlefeld, owners of Osterrade and indicates the importance of Bovenau as a parochial village.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 5 July 1999. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Haßmoor

Haßmoor Municipal Flag

[Haßmoor municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 May 2006
approved 9 August 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Haßmoor Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: In a green shield is a golden (= yellow), couchant fallow deer topped by three silver (= white) reed maces
Meaning: The number of maces is symbolizing the settlement cores of Haßmoor, Höbek and Wittenkamp. The municipality is first mentioned as Harsmore in 1378 and is called Haßmoor in: C. Danckwerth und J. Mejer: "Neue Landesbeschreibung der zwei Herzogtümer Schleswig und Holstein" (New Description of the two Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein) 1649(?). The ensemble of the arms is canting, "Hass=Hart=Hirsch" is represented by the deer, "more-moer=Moor" is represented by the reed maces.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 9 August 2001. The artists are Uwe Nagel and Alice Thomsen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Ostenfeld

Ostenfeld Municipal Flag

[Ostenfeld municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 26 May 2006
approved 23 October 1996

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Ostenfeld Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a red field is a golden (= yellow), radiant, rising sun. Below the field is fanned out into seven alternating green and golden (= yellow) elements (on flag nine alternating yellow and green elements).
Meaning:
The arms are canting, below is a field and above a rising sun symbolizing the East.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.264

The flag was approved on 23 October 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 19 April 1985. The artists are Heinz Reinhold and Alice Thomsen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Osterrönfeld

Osterrönfeld Municipal Flag

[Osterrönfeld municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Apr 2006
approved 2 September 1981

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue flag divided by two narrow, yellow, horizontal stripes. The coat of arms is in the central blue stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Osterrönfeld Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a blue bend wavy. Below right is a black ceramic bowl surrounded by eight red, equilateral triangles. Above left is a red wheel with eight spokes
Meaning:
The colours of blue and yellow are those of the local sports club since 1919. The bend wavy is symbolizing the Wehrau, formerly called "Rönne" (chute) which gave the name of the municipalities of Osterrönfeld and Westerrönfeld. The triangles are symbolizing houses. Together with the bowl they are symbolizing the settlements in the area since times immemorial. The wheel is symbolizing the agility of the inhabitants earning their living in the nearby city of Rendsburg.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.266

The flag was approved on 2 September 1981. The coat of arms was approved on 26 November 1979. The artists are Alexander O. Schinkel and Alice Thomsen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Rade bei Rendsburg

Rade bei Rendsburg Municipal Flag

[Rade bei Rendsburg flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 5 Dec 2007
approved 5 June 2007

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2013

Rade bei Rendsburg Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess into green over blue. Above are two crossed golden (= yellow) ears of grain. Below are six golden (= yellow) bricks ordered 3:2:1.
Meaning:
The green colour and the grain is symbolizing agriculture. The blue colour and the silver fess are symbolizing the Kiel Canal. The bricks are alluding to the numerous brickyards, which in the past supplied the nearby city of Rendsburg with bricks in order to build the fortress and the borough of Neuwerk
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 5 June 2007. The coat of arms was approved on 20 March 2007. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2013


Municipality of Schacht-Audorf

Schacht-Audorf Municipal Flag

[Schacht-Audorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 May 2006
approved 20 June 1985

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The coat of arms without shield is placed between two vertical blue stripes of equal width.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2013

Schacht-Audorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is silver. Under a blue chevron is the front of a blue ship. The base is blue with four pinnacles, two on each side of the ship.
Meaning:
Schacht and Audorf had been two little villages in the 19th century. In the early 20th century the ironwork "Holstein" and the dockyard "Krögerwerft" settled down here. The ship is alluding to the dockyard. The chevron is representing a curve in the Kiel Canal, where the canal merges with the Eider River.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.300

The flag was approved on 20 June 1985. The coat of arms was approved on 11 August 1980. The artist is Wolfgang Preuße from Flensburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2013


Osterrönfeld Subcounty (ehem. Amt Osterrönfeld)

Osterrönfeld Subcounty Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag. The figures of the coat of arms are shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2013

Osterrönfeld Subcounty Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a red shield six silver (= white) oak leaves are grouped around a small disc of the same colour. The stems are pointing towards the disc.
Meaning:
The colours are those of Holstein. The number of leaves is symbolizing the municipalities of the former subcounty: Bovenau, Haßmoor, Ostenfeld, Osterrönfeld, Rade and Schülldorf (no proper flag). The leaves are also symbolizing forestal riches. The disc is symbolizing the subcounty. The subcounty was dissolved on 31 December 2006 and incorporated into Eiderkanal Subcounty on 1 January 2007.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 22 August 2000. Both were abolished on 31 December 2006. The artist is Alice Thomsen from Osterrrönfeld.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2013


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