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Büchen Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Büchen, Kreis Herzogtum Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: buechen subcounty | besenthal | fitzen | goettin | guester | kl.pampau | langenlehsten | muessen | roseburg | schulendorf | tramm | witzeeze |
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Municipality of Besenthal

Besenthal Municipal Flag

[Besenthal municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Oct 2008
approved 4 Jul 2006

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013

Besenthal Municipal Coat of Arms

[Besenthal coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield over a black plough is a red bustard flanked by green rushes.
Meaning:
Otidine birds had lived here in the past. The rushes are canting elements. The German word for "rush" is "Binse". And the hamlet formerly was named Binsenthal. The plow is symbolizing the importance of agriculture. The golden colour is symbolizing the sandy soil.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 4 July 2006. The artist is Günter Urban from Müssen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Fitzen

Fitzen Municipal Flag

[Fitzen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Sep 2006
approved 10 Jun 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red - white - red vertical triband with ratio approx. 1:7:1.The coat of arms is in the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013

Fitzen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a silver (= white) s-shaped line into blue over red. Above right is a sinister facing silver (= white) and black cow. Below left is a silver (= white) crayfish.
Meaning:
The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein. The cow is symbolizing agriculture. The crayfish is a protagonist in an anecdote dealing with the local people (no further information given). The s-shaped line is symbolizing the Elbe-Lübeck-Canal.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 10 June 2002. The coat of arms was approved on 27 February 2002. The artist is Siegbert Herbst from Bäk.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Göttin

Göttin Municipal Flag

[Göttin municipal municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 31 Aug 2006
approved 20 Feb 2003

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013

Göttin Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield is a golden oriole in natural colours, i.e. yellow and black. Upon the sinister chief point are three golden (= yellow) balls ordered 2:1.
Meaning:
Many orioles (Latin: Oreolus oreolus) live in the woods around Göttin. The balls are taken from the arms of Werner von Bülow, who gained the fiefdom over Göttin in 1716. The hamlet was first mentioned in 1194. The name has the same spelling as the German word for Goddess, is however stressed on the 2nd syllable.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 20 February 2003. The coat of arms was approved on 3 April 1998. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Güster

Güster Municipal Flag

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

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow over green over yellow horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:9:1. The coat of arms is in the green stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013

Güster Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield are five green leaves of linden ordered 2:2:1. They are surrounding the green top of a gable, ending up in two shelves with horseheads. The chief is superimposed by a black and silver (= white) inland water vessel filled with gravel, which is at its bottom superimposed by a blue barrulet.
Meaning:
The ensemble in the chief is alluding to shipping on the Elbe-Lübeck Canal and digging for gravels and sands in the municipality. The gable is symbolizing the rural structure in present and past. The leaves are symbolizing an alleyway alongside the Canal. Their number is alluding to the five states of the former GDR, which had been reunified with Germany. The canal had been the border between both German states.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.161

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 21 July 1992. The artists are Walter Lehmann and Lothar Leissner.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Klein Pampau

Klein Pampau Municipal Flag

[Klein Pampau municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Feb 2013
approved 2 Mar 2010

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The white sheet is divided by a blue bend sinister ending in two curves. Above right is a red water tower accompanied by a black gear. Below left are three red farmhouses with black roofs ordered 1:2.
Meaning:
The blue bend is symbolizing the Steinau, a creek. The houses are symbolizing the settlements on the northeast side of the creek. Gear and watertower are symbolizing industries on the other side of the creek.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 2 March 2010. The coat of arms was approved on 20 August 2008. The artist is Günter Urban from Müssen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Langenlehsten

Langenlehsten Municipal Flag

[Langenlehsten municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Feb 2013
approved 8 Dec 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is a yellow flag with a green stripe at the top edge. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013

Langenlehsten Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a branch of hazel, consisting of two golden (= yellow) leaves and three silver (= white) nuts with golden (= yellow) sepals. The shield has a golden (= yellow) embattled chief.
Meaning:
The branch is canting, the Slavic original named of the municipality had the meaning: "location near the hazels". The chief embattled is alluding to the ancient fortification of Bollbarg. The number of pinnacles is symbolizing the five settlement cores of the municipality. The colours are taken from the arms of the municipality of Büchen, which is still a no flag entity. Langenlehsten belongs to Büchen subcounty since 2007.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 8 December 2009. The artist is Christiana Kohn from Langenlehsten.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Müssen

Müssen Municipal Flag

[Müssen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Feb 2013
approved 8 Jul 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013

Müssen Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield over two blue barrulets wavy is a green branch of hawthorn with three leaves.
Meaning:
The barrulets are symbolizing the historical mill pond and the current swimming lake. In the streets of the municipality are numerous hawthorns. Blooming in spring their blossoms give the municipality a very special appearance.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 8 July 2009. The coat of arms was approved on 4 August 2004. The artist is Günter Urban from Müssen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Roseburg

Roseburg Municipal Flag

[Roseburg municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Feb 2013
approved 7 Dec 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013

Roseburg Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The silver shield is divided by three red bars, each of them is superimposed by two silver (= white) bricks, i.e. rectangles. Between the bricks a golden ( = yellow) heraldic rose is superimposing the bars. The rose is barbed green, seeded red and veined black. The shield has a red embattled base masoned black (silver on flag).
Meaning:
The arms are canting. The base is alluding to Roseburg castle. Its location isn't known precisely, but it is told that the castle was located between Roseburg and Siebeneichen at the so called "via regia", i.e. the king's highway, which is nowadays old salt route (German: alte Salzstaße). The bars are taken from the arms of the Daldorf kin, aka as Daldorp or Daldorff. Their seat was Wotersen Manor, to which also Roseburg belonged, from 1408 until 1717. Name giver of the kin was Dalldorf village in the Sadelbande. The Sadelbande is in the South of the current county and had been the first area being settled by German colonists in the early Middle Ages. The Daldorfs also had been burgmen of Lauenburg castle until 1439. The Lauenburg branch of the kin died out around 1725. The existence of the bars of this pattern can be proven since the days of Valentin the Younger of Daldorf, who died in 1565.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 7 December 2011. The coat of arms was approved on 3 March 2011. The artist is Walter Lehmann from Kollow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Schulendorf

Schulendorf Municipal Flag

[Schulendorf municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Feb 2013
approved 8 Sep 2011

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, 2 Mar 2013

Schulendorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield are three red farmhouses separated from one another by a blue pall wavy, which is however interrupted in its centre. The centre is superimposed by a black millwheel.
Meaning:
The three farmhouses are symbolizing the settlement cores of Schulendorf, Bartelsdorf and Franzhagen. The latter belonged as Lelekowe to Siebeneichen Parish. The others belonged as Schulendorf and Bertoldestorp to Sadelbande Parish. As a later result of the Greater-Hamburg -Law (Groß-Hamburg Gesetz) these settlement cores were unified in 1938 together with the "new mill" of Franzhagen, which is symbolized by the wheel. The mill was located at the confluence of the creeks Bäk and Mühlenbäk. The confluence is depicted as a blue pall wavy. The settlement cores even today are separated from one another by the local creeks.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 8 September 2011. The coat of arms was approved on 28 October 2002. The artist is Günter Menze of Franzhagen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Tramm

Tramm Municipal Flag

[Tramm municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Sep 2006
approved 6 Dec 2004

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013

Tramm Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield is divided by a blue bend sinister, which is broader at base (in cross potent style). Above right is a green creeper having eight leaves of linden. Below left is a roof ridge of the same colour.
Meaning:
According to source the golden colour is alluding to the arms of Lübeck. Tramm belonged to this city as a rural municipality (Landgemeinde) until 1937. The blue bend, within source also denoted as a trumpet, is a canting element. "Tramm" is of Slavic origin meaning "creek becoming broader". The ridge is topped by the so called "Slavic bludgeon" (German: Wendenknüppel), which had been very common in the area during the 17th and 18th century. The leaves are symbolizing riches of linden trees. Their number is reminding on the eight historical acres (Hufen), which formed the medieval village.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 6 December 2004. The artist is Günter Leißau from Tramm.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


Municipality of Witzeeze

Witzeeze Municipal Flag

[Witzeeze municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Sep 2006
approved 22 Jun 1989

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green flag. The coat of arms without bordure is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013

Witzeeze Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The golden (= yellow) shield has a narrow black bordure. The base is divided by a blue fess wavy. Above the fess is the black reverse side of a covered wagon flanked by two green leaves of oak.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is symbolizing the Linau, a local creek. The leaves are symbolizing the typical hedges consisting mainly of oaks in the area. The wagon is alluding to the old salt road, which is crossing the village. The golden colour probably is symbolizing the fertile soil and prosperity gained by agriculture.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.372

The flag was approved on 22 June 1989. The coat of arms was approved on 3 August 1982. The artist is Walter Lehmann from Kollow.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2013


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