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Flintbek Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Flintbek, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Municipality of Böhnhusen

Böhnhusen Municipal Flag

[Böhnhusen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 May 2007
approved 11 September 2006

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

Böhnhusen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above is a silver (= white) gable of a farmhouse in a green field. Below over a blue barrulet wavy in a golden (= yellow) field are two crossed green branches of birch tree, pointing downwards and having three leaves each.
Meaning:
The barrulet wavy is symbolizing Eider River and Spök, a local creek. The "Bordesholm gable" is representing the typical farmhouses in the region. It is also a canting element, because acc. to Laur (1992) the name means "by the houses of Boio" (no further explanation given). The colours green and yellow are symbolizing agriculture, meadows, pastures and fields of grain and rapeseed. The birch branches are symbolizing the local swamps, where birches are the predominant tree species.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 11 September 2006. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2013


Municipality of Flintbek

Flintbek Municipal Flag

[Flintbek municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 May 2006
approved 5 February 1996

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

Flintbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by fess wavy, blue above and silver (= white) below with ratio 3:1. Above in a silver (= white) field are three green oak leaves ordered per fess. Below in a green field is a silver shafted stone axe.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolizing Eider River (above) and the smaller creek Flintbek (below). The leaves are representing the small villages of Voorde, Großflintbek and Kleinflintbek, which were united in 1938. They are also alluding to the forest clearance in the middle ages. The axe is symbolizing the numerous archaeological excavations. Fess and blade together are canting ("creek with flintstones"). Flintbek is the seat of the subcounty.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.138

The flag was approved on 5 February 1996. The coat of arms was approved on 18 May 1979. The artists are Ernst Kähler and Lothar Leissner.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2013


Municipality of Schönhorst

Schönhorst Municipal Flag

[Schönhorst municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 May 2006
approved 29 September 2005

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

Schönhorst Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a golden (= yellow) three-peaked mountain filling nearly the whole shield. The mountain is superimposed by a green oak tree with five leaves between two other, not specified, green trees with three leaves each. (The denotation as "trees" looks a bit exaggerated.) Below are two averted, red horseheads.
Meaning:
Schönhorst means "nice grove". Thus the trees are canting elements. The mountain is symbolizing the landscape of moraines. The horseheads are symbolizing the local equitation.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 29 September 2005. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2013


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