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Lühe Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Lühe, Landkreis Stade, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-08-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Samtgemeinde Lühe] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 May 2009
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Lühe Comprehensive Municipality (SG)

Lühe Flag

The ratio is estimated 3:5. It is a white over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: I spotted this flag on 6 May 2009 in front of the DLRG rescue station near Horneburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Lühe Coat of Arms

[Samtgemeinde Lühe CoA] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Shield Vert, parted by a bar wavy Argent, in chief three apple blossoms proper in fess, in base three apple blossoms proper ordered 2:1.
Meaning:
The arms show the Lühe River and six apple blossoms, one for each of the municipalities. Those are: Grünendeich, Guderhandviertel, Hollern-Twielenfleth, Mittelnkirchen, Neuenkirchen and Steinkirchen, which is the seat of the comprehensive municipality. The apple blossoms are referring to the location in "Altes Land" district, one of Germany's biggest orchards.
Source: Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009 / 28 July 2017


Grünendeich Municipality

Grünendeich Flag

[Grünendeich municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

It is a green over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Grünendeich Municipality, version 8 November 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Argent a lighthouse issuant barry of five of Gules and Argent with fire Or fimbriated Gules; beneath Vert two heraldic roses Argent in fess, barbed Gules and seeded Argent.
Meaning:
The lighthouse is one of the fires of Somfletherwisch. The green base is a canting element, representing a green dyke (German: grüner Deich). The blossoms, although denoted as roses, probably are in fact apple blossoms, referring to the location of Grünendeich in "Altes Land" district. Or they are taken from the arms of Lühe Comprehensive Municipality.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Grünendeich Municipality, version 8 November 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017


Guderhandviertel Municipality

Guderhandviertel Flag

[Guderhandviertel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

It is a blue-white-blue horizontal triband. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Guderhandviertel Municipality, version 10 July 1990, confirmed by Mrs. Pamela Kruckenberg from Lühe Comprehensive Municipality on 8 August 2017
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

Guderhandviertel Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, in fess ordered per pale three knives Argent hilted Or with their blades charged with a crosslet Azure.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Guderhandviertel Municipality, version 10 July 1990
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017


Hollern-Twielenfleth Municipality

Hollern-Twielenfleth Flag

[Hollern-Twielenfleth municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

It is a white flag with green horizontal edges. The coat of arms is in the centre of the white stripe.
Source: information provided per phone by Mrs. Pamela Kruckenberg from Lühe Comprehensive Municipality on 8 August 2017
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

Hollern-Twielenfleth Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale with base Vert, charged with a bar wavy Argent; at dexter Argent, a defence tower Gules roofed Or, at sinister Gules a lighthouse Argent.
Meaning:
The defence tower is representing Hollern and the lighthouse Twielenfleth. The bar wavy is symbolising Elbe River and the green colour the local marshes.
Source:
German WIKIPEDIA and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Hollern-Twielenfleth Municipality, version 27 September 2007
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017


Mittelnkirchen Municipality

Mittelnkirchen Flag

[Mittelnkirchen municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Mittelnkirchen Municipality, version 26 April 1990
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

Mittelnkirchen Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base Vert charged with a bar wavy Argent, three houses Gules, behind the houses in centre a church tower Gules.
Meaning:
Green base and bar wavy are representing the local marshes and Lühe River. The tower is that one of the local parish church, dedicated to St. Bartholomew. According to source the three houses are representing Mittelnkirchen and neighbouring communes Steinkirchen and Neuenkirchen
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Mittelnkirchen Municipality, version 26 April 1990
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017


Neuenkirchen (Altes Land) Municipality

Neuenkirchen Flag

[Neuenkirchen (Altes Land) municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

It is a red over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: (2) of Hauptsatzung of Neuenkirchen (Altes Land) Municipality, version 13 June 1990
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

Neuenkirchen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Gules a bar wavy Argent, beneath chequered of 15 of Argent and Gules.
Source: (1) of Hauptsatzung of Neuenkirchen (Altes Land) Municipality, version 13 June 1990
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017


Steinkirchen (Altes Land) Municipality

Steinkirchen Flag

[Steinkirchen (Altes Land) municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue, confirmed by Tim Siol of Lühe Comprehensive Municipality
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017

Steinkirchen Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a church Gules with spire Vert and port and windows Argent, base Vert charged with a bar wavy Argent.
Meaning:
The base is symbolising the local marshes, especially the bar wavy Elbe River. The church is the local parish church, dedicated to St. Martin and St. Nicholas.
Source: Tim Siol of Lühe Comprehensive Municipality by phone call
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 July 2017


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