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Breitenfelde Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Breitenfelde, Kreis Herzogtum Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein

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

Alt Mölln Municipal Flag

[Alt Mölln municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Sep 2006
approved 21 Jul 1992

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

Alt Mölln Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: In a green shield is a golden (= yellow) windmill flanked by two figures of the same colour; a vat on the dexter side and a flour sack on the sinister side. The base wavy is divided per fess into silver (= white) over blue.
Meaning:
The mill of Alt-Mölln, i.e. old Mölln, is a canting element. Watermills here had an economic importance for ages. In the 19th century a mill powered by a steam engine was added to the watermill. A Dutch windmill as depicted never had been in Alt-Mölln. This symbol had been chosen in order to distinguish from the arms of the city of Mölln. The sack is symbolizing prosperity gained by milling. The vat is symbolizing trade ob the old salt road crossing the municipality. Finally the base is symbolizing the Elbe-Lübeck-Canal.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.73

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 21 July 1992. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013


Municipality of Borstorf

Borstorf Municipal Flag

[Borstorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Sep 2006
approved 28 Jan 2003

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The white flag is bordered by narrow, horizontal, blue stripes on top and bottom. In the middle is a horizontal red stripe however interrupted. In the middle of the gap is the municipal coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013

Borstorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess into blue over red. Above is a silver (= white) hill crowned by a fort of the same colour. The fort consists of a ringwall and a big tower topped by a pennant. Below are two silver (= white) swords crossed per saltire and pointing downwards.
Meaning:
The municipality was first mentioned in 1230 as Borchardestorp. In the area there had been three fortifications, which all had been destroyed between 1291 and 1349. The Zülen family, the owners, remained in Borchardestorp later on. They had been robber-knights. Fort and swords are alluding to this fact.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 28 January 2003. The coat of arms was approved on 28 May 2002. The artist is Siegbert Herbst from Bäk.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013


Municipality of Breitenfelde

Breitenfelde Municipal Flag

[Breitenfelde municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Sep 2006
approved 1 Feb 1985

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a rted over white over red horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:6:1. The coat of arms is in the white stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013

Breitenfelde Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess by a silver (= white) barrulet. Above is a silver (= white) horsehead in a black field. The field below is divided by six alternating blue and red "pales" fimbriated white and narrowing/converging to the top.
Meaning:
The horsehead is taken from the arms of the Duchy of Lauenburg and the current county. The colours black and white are those of Prussia, to which the duchy belonged since 1865/1866. The barrulet is symbolizing the borderline crossing the village in the past. Part of the village was mortgaged to the Hansa City of Lübeck from 1359 to 1747. The other part was sold by Lüdeke Schack in 1413 to the monastery of Marienwohlde. In 1747 the whole village became part of Lauenburg. The field below is canting symbolizing the broad fields (German: breite Felder). The tinctures below are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.106

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 1 February 1985. The artists are Walter Lehmann and A. Paul Weber.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013


Municipality of Grambek

Grambek Municipal Flag

[Grambek municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Dec 2007
approved 15 May 2007

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

Grambek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a blue arch. Above is a blue otter with a silver (= white) breast. Below are two red maiden pinks.
Meaning:
The colours are representing the name giving grim creek (blue,) which is however unknown; the colour of the pinks (red) and the sandy plateau of Grambek (yellow). Otter (Latin: Lutra lutra) and pink (Latin:Dianthus deltoides) are, among many others, endemic, endangered species.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 15 May 2007. The artist is Gisela Gördes from Ascheberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013


Municipality of Lehmrade

Lehmrade Municipal Flag

[Lehmrade municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Sep 2006
approved 4 Dec 2002

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

Lehmrade Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a rising stork in natural colours. The shield has a golden (= yellow) base wavy superimposed by a black plough.
Meaning: Storks are guests every summer in Lehmrade, breeding and hoisting their squabs. The yellow colour is symbolizing the fields of rape. The plough is symbolizing agriculture.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 4 December 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 18 June 2002. The artist is Siegbert Herbst from Bäk
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013


Municipality of Niendorf/Stecknitz

Niendorf/Stecknitz Municipal Flag

[Niendorf/Stecknitz municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Sep 2006
approved 27 Jun 1994

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The white flag is bordered by narrow, horizontal, blue stripes on top and bottom in Costa Rica style. In the middle is a horizontal red stripe however interrupted. In the middle of the gap is the municipal coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013

Niendorf/Stecknitz Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms: In a red shield are two silver (= white) swords crossed per saltire. Between the blades is a monogram of the same colour, having the shape of a broken fleur de lis.
Meaning:
The arms as a whole are those of the Swiss branch of the Metzener family, although this branch has nothing to do with the municipality. The swords are symbolizing the jurisdiction of the owners of Niendorf Manor. The monogram is considered to contain the initials of all families of owners since 1653: von Wanken, von Erlenkamp, von Scheell, von Albedyll, von Taube, Lamprecht and Metzener, which purchased the manor in 1821 and sold it in 1928.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.253

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 27 June 1994. The artist is Siegbert Herbst from Bäk.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013


Municipality of Schretstaken

Schretstaken Municipal Flag

[Schretstaken municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Sep 2006
approved 6 Dec 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The green sheet is divided by two narrow, yellow, horizontal stripes. The coat of arms is between the stripes at the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013

Schretstaken Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a blue bend sinister wavy. Above right is a green oak with a black stem. Below left is a black boar superimposing a green hunting spear.
Meaning:
The bend is symbolizing the division into Klein Schretstaken and Groß Schretstaken (liitle and great) by the creek Schiebenitz. The oak is symbolizing riches of oak. Boar and spear are alluding to the tradition of hunting.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 6 December 2001. The artist is Siegbert Herbst from Bäk.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013


Municipality of Talkau

Talkau Municipal Flag

[Talkau municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Sep 2006
approved 6 Apr 2004

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

Talkau Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per bend into silver (= white) over blue. Above left is a red, sinister facing devil holding a black trident (red on flag) in his left hand. Below right is a silver branch of alder.
Meaning:
The blue colour is symbolizing the fountains of Gethsbek. The alder (Latin: Alnus glutinosa) is the predominant species in the local glades and was tree of the year in 2003. The devil appears in a legend called : "Dei Düvel". It is told that the devil for a while had resided in the house of a local farmer.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 6 April 2004. The coat of arms was approved on 17 February 2004. The artist is Gisela Gördes from Ascheberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013


Municipality of Woltersdorf

Woltersdorf Municipal Flag

[Woltersdorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Feb 2013
approved 18 May 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The sheet is divided by an ascending line into two trapeziums: At the hoist a smaller, blue one, at the flyend a bigger green one. The line is superimposed by four golden (= yellow) ears of grain. In the upper hoist corner is a white oak leaf pointing downwards. In the lower fly corner is a statant, sinister facing stork in natural colours.
Meaning:
Woltersdorf is divided into the old settlement core of the village and the wood settlement, which consisted of allotment gardens before WW2. The ascending line is symbolizing this division. The grain is stressing the importance of agriculture. The blue colour is symbolizing the location near Elbe-Lübeck-Canal and the natural preserve of Lauenburgian Lakes. The green colour is symbolizing the wood settlement. Storks are guests every summer in Woltersdorf. Finally the leaf is taken from the arms of Breitenfelde subcounty and reminds on the fact that the municipality is part of this subcounty.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 18 May 2010. The coat of arms was approved on 10 December 2009. The artist is Gisela Gördes from Ascheberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Mar 2013


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