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Schlei-Ostsee Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Schlei-Ostsee, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Schleswig-Holstein

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Introduction of Schlei-Ostsee Subcounty (Amt Schlei-Ostsee)


On 31 December 2007 the former subcounties (Ämter) of Schlei, Schwansen and Windeby were dissolved. On 1 January 2008 the new subcounty of Schlei-Ostsee was established. The city Eckernförde became the administration seat. The former subcounties had no proper flags and also the current subcounty has not yet a proper flag. Schlei-Ostsse overtook the arms of Schwansen Subcounty, a silver swan in a blue shield, on 1 January 2008.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Altenhof

Altenhof Municipal Flag

[Altenhof municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 May 2006
approved 6 May 1996

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

Altenhof Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Per bend-sinister embattled argent and gules, each counter-charged with an ash leaf bendwise, the dexter leaf inverted.
Meaning:
The tinctures and the embattlement are taken from the arms of the Reventlow family, for centuries the owners of Altenhof Manor. The Ash leaves indicate the Aschau (Ash-brook) district, while the number stands for the two municipal districts, Altenhof and Aschau, which had been established as a rural municipality (Landgemeinde) in 1928.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 29 Oct 2008


Source: Reißmann 1997, p.72

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 6 May 1996. The artists are Uwe Nagel and Alice Thomsen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Barkelsby

Barkelsby Municipal Flag

[Barkelsby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 May 2006
approved 6 May 1996

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

Barkelsby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden shield is a green oak superimposing a blue bar wavy. The blue chief is embowed thrice.
Meaning:
The form of the chief is symbolizing the hills of Schwansen, the blue colour the Baltic Sea. The bar wavy is symbolizing the Kolholmer Au, a local creek. The central element is the oaktree, which had been palnted in 1897 on occasion of the 100th birthday of Emperor Wilhelm I.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 13 August1996. The artists are Alice Thomsen and Mr. & Mrs. Kohrt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Brodersby

Brodersby Municipal Flag

[Brodersbymunicipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013
approved 22 March 2012

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is yellow over blue horizontal bicolours displaying the figures of the municipal coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Brodersby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per chevron embowed into golden (= yellow) over blue. Above right is a green branch of oak tree with three leaves and two acorns. Above left is a green bunch of three ears of grain. Below is a silver (= white) swan over five barrulets wavy of the same colour.
Meaning:
The oak branch is representing the settlement core of Brodersby proper, especially a big oak being a natural monument. The grain is representing the village of Schönhagen and the importance of the local agriculture. The number of leaves and eard is symbolizing the three villages of Brodersby, Schönhagen and Höxmark. The swan indicates, that Brodersby belongs to the Schwansen Peninsula. The waves and the blue colour are symbolizing tourism, the Baltic Sea and the Schwansen Lake.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 22 March 2012. The coat of arms was approved on 22 December 2011. Sonja Jansch from Damp.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Dörphof

Dörphof Municipal Flag

[Dörphof municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013
approved 23 March 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Dörphof Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy into red over blue. Above is a bunch of three golden (= yellow) ears of grain. Below is a silver (= white) swan armed red.
Meaning:
The grain is symbolizing the importance of agriculture. The number of ears is symbolizing the unification of Dörphof proper, Karlberg and Schuby. The swan is symbolizing the location on the shores of the Schwansen Lake, i.e. swans' lake, which probably gave the name to the Schwansen Peninsula. The fess wavy is symbolizing tourism and the nearby Baltic Sea.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 23 March 2010. The coat of arms was approved on 21 July 2009. The artists are Detlef and Martina Kieling from Dörphof.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Fleckeby

Fleckeby Municipal Flag

[Fleckeby municipal flag] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013
approved 9 July 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 1:2. It is a yellow flag with narrow blue stripes on the top- and bottom-edge. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the yellow stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Fleckeby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white), "rolling" fess wavy into blue over red. The whole is superimposed by a golden (= yellow), rooted stomp of an oak having two leaves.
Meaning:
The stomp is symbolizing the unification of Fleckeby and Götheby-Holm. The oak is also symbolizing forestry and agriculture. The hammer is symbolizing crafts. The fess wavy is symbolizing the Schlei Firth. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein plus the golden colour of the former duchy of Schleswig.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.137

The flag was approved on 9 July 2009. The coat of arms was approved on 14 December 1987. The artist is /Hans Werner Ewald/ from Fleckeby.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Gammelby

Gammelby Municipal Flag

[Gammelby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 May 2006
approved 23 May 2005

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

Gammelby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a blue fess wavy. Above is a red megalithic tomb, below three black plough shares ordered 2:1.
Meaning:
The yellow colour is symbolizing the surrounding fields of rapeseed in bloom. The fess wavy is symbolizing the Koseler Au and Kolkholmer Au, two local creeks. The tomb is located in Gammelby. The plough shares are symbolizing the settlement cores of Gammelby, Rögen and Eichthal.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 23 May 2005. The artist is Siegfried Herrmann from Gammelby.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Goosefeld

Goosefeld Municipal Flag

[Goosefeld municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 May 2006
approved 11 Aug 1992

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow over green horizontal bicolour. The municipal coat of arms is slightly shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Goosefeld Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a silver (= white) goose, armed golden (= yellow). The base is filled by a golden (= yellow) three-peaked mountain superimposed by a red megalithic tomb.
Meaning:
The goose is a canting element, the meaning of the name is "field of geese". The tomb is alluding to numerous excavations in the area. The mountain is symbolizing the local moraines. The colours green and yellow are symbolizing meadows and fields of rapeseed and grain.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.148

The flag was approved on 11 August 1992. The coat of arms was approved on 19 March 1991. The artists are Uwe Nagel and Alice Thomsen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Güby

Güby Municipal Flag

[Güby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 May 2006
approved 10 Mar 1986

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

Güby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Over blue and silver (= white) waves stands a green three-peaked mountain, which is topped by four green oak leaves in a golden (= yellow) field.
Meaning:
The number of oak leaves is symbolizing the settlement cores of Güby, Esprehm, Louisenlund and Wolfskrug. The leaves are also symbolizing forestal riches. The waves are symbolizing the "Große Breite", a broad segment within the Schlei Firth, The mountain is symbolizing the Hüttener Berge, a ridge of hills.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.160

The flag was approved on 8 June 2004. The coat of arms was approved on 3 November 1995. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Holzdorf

Holzdorf Municipal Flag

[Holzdorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 May 2006
approved 19 Nov 1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a white flag with narrow blue stripes on the top- and bottom edge. The figures of the coat of arms without shield are in the centre of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Holzdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver (= white) shield are three rooted, red oak trees connected with one another by just one leaf. A blue fess wavy is superimposing the outer trees and is superimposed by the central tree.
Meaning:
The trees are alluding to the name of the municipality. Their number is symbolizing the settlement cores of Holzdorf proper, Seeholz and Söby. The fess wavy is representing the numerous creeks crossing the municipality. The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.188

The flag was approved on 19 November 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 25 November 1988. The artist is Heiko Waechter from Holzdorf.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Karby

Karby Municipal Flag

[Karby municipal flag] 5:6 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013
approved 9 October 2008

Description of flag:
The ratio is 5:6. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Karby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a red church. Below in a blue field is a silver (= white) swan, armed red, in front of two silver barrulets wavy.
Meaning:
The yellow colour is symbolizing the fields of rapeseed in spring. The blue colour is symbolizing riches of water. The barrulets are symbolizing the Schlei Firth and the Baltic Sea. The swan is symbolizing the affiliation with Schwansen. Finally the church is displaying the local parish church of Karby, a Danish name meaning "village with church".
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 9 October 2008. The artist is Adolf Schuldt from Karby.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Kosel

Kosel Municipal Flag

[Kosel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Oct 2008
approved 19 Jun 2008

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag. The fess point is shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Kosel Municipal Coat of Arms

[Kosel municipal CoA] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is quarterly divided into silver (= white) and blue. The fess point is superimposed by a red disc of stone displaying a Greek cross.
Meaning:
The quarters are symbolizing the former municipalities of Bohnert, Kosel, Missunde and Weseby. Kosel and Weseby belonged to the chapter of Schleswig from 1465 until 1777, when the chapter was dissolved. Since then they were joint in a subdistrict (Vogtei). In 1871 both villages formed a single municipality. Missunde was incorporated in 1928 and Bohnert in 1977. The disc is to be found above the gate of the church of Kosel. The cross is also stressing the four villages and their community.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.211

The flag was approved on 19 June 2008. The coat of arms was approved on 2 February 1989. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Loose

Loose Municipal Flag

[Loose municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 May 2006
approved 5 Jul 1993

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

Loose Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is twice divided per fess wavy. Chief and base are simply blue. In the centre of a golden (= yellow) field is a red heraldic rose barbed green. The rose is flanked by two green oak leaves.
Meaning:
The chief is symbolizing the Schlei Firth and the base the Baltic Sea. The rose is symbolizing the location just between the Schlei Firth and the Eckernförde Bay. The leaves are symbolizing forestal riches and the villages of Loose proper and Loosau. Blue and yellow are the colours of the former duchy of Schleswig. The yellow colour is also alluding to the fields of grain and rapeseed in the late summer.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.231

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 5 July 1993. The artist is Alice Thomsen from Osterrönfeld.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Rieseby

Rieseby Municipal Flag

[Rieseby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 May 2006
approved 12 May 1995

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The flag is divided per bend sinister into blue and yellow displaying the figures of the municipal coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Rieseby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the golden (=yellow) shield is a T-shaped stick. A golden (= yellow) mitre is upon the blue chief.
Meaning:
For a long time the village had been a property of the Bishopric of Schleswig. In 1539 the bishop sold the village to the Ahlefeldt family. Kai von Ahlefeldt dissolved the village in the 16th century and replaced iz by a dairy farm. The area was resettled in the 19th century. The stick (Dingstock) is symbolizing the court of law being here in the capital of the former Rieseby subdistrict (Harde).
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.292

The flag was approved on 12 May 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 11 January 1989. The artist is Klaus Bohle from Rieseby.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


Municipality of Thumby

Thumby Municipal Flag

[Thumby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 May 2006
approved 13 May 2003

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, 14 Jan 2013

Thumby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a fess wavy into red over blue. The blue fess wavy is fimbriated silver (= white). Above are three golden (= yellow) ears of grain ordered fessy. Below are three silver (= white) herrings ordered 2:1.
Meaning:
The grain is symbolizing agriculture, the herrings are symbolizing fishery, which had been executed not by the inhabitants themselves but by the privileged fishermen from nearby Holm. The colours are those of the house of the Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.341

The flag was approved on 13 May 2003. The coat of arms was approved on13 August 1996 . The artist is Claus Dieter Brosch from Sieseby.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013

Municipality of Windeby

Windeby Municipal Flag

[Windeby municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 May 2006
approved 8 Dec 2004

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

Windeby Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The blue shield is divided by a golden (= yellow) bendlet sinister. Above right is a golden (= yellow), statant, ascending, sinister facing wolf. Below left is a golden (= yellow) wheel with five spokes.
Meaning:
The number of spokes is symbolizing the five settlement cores of Frohsein, Friedenstal, Friedland, Kochendorf and Windeby proper. The wheel is symbolizing agriculture and the agility of the inhabitants. Most of them earn their living in nearby Eckernförde. The wolf is taken from the arms of Otto Pogwisch, the owner of Windeby Manor in the 15th century. The blue colour is symbolizing the Windebyer Noor while the yellow colour is symbolizing the importance of the cultivation of grain.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 8 December 2004. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Jan 2013


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