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Haddeby Subcounty (Germany)

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[Amt Haddeby flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Oct 2008
approved 3 July 2007 See also:

Haddeby Subcounty

Haddeby Subcounty Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. Both stripes are separated by a wavy line. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012

Haddeby Subcounty Coat of Arms

[Amt Haddeby coat of arms] image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Oct 2008

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess wavy. Above in a blue field is a golden (= yellow) Viking ship. Below in a blue field is a golden bell bearing a blue inscription "HAITHABU" in runes.
Meaning:
Both elements are alluding to the ancient important Viking trading post of Haithabu. The name had changed during the centuries finally becoming Haddeby. The bell is also symbolizing the beginning of Christianity and is alluding to Haddeby Parish. The colours are those of the duchy of Schleswig.
Source: Reißmann 1997,p.42

The flag was approved on 3 July 2007. The coat of arms was approved on 31 July 1985. The artist is Alexander O. Schinkel from Schleswig.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012


Municipality of Borgwedel

Borgwedel Municipal Flag

[Borgwedel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Apr 2006
approved 18 January 2001

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012

Borgwedel Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is tierced. Above right and left are plain golden (= yellow) fields. Below in a blue field are two symmetric rows of silver (= white) palisades. In the middle is a silver (= white) main sail accompanied by a fock sail of the same colour.
Meaning:
The horn is symbolizing a local bay of the Schlei firth and also a Viking ship's prow. The palisades are symbolizing archaeological excavations. The sails are symbolizing water sports and recreation.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 18 January 2001. The artist is Hans Heinrich Brammer from Borgwedel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012


Municipality of Busdorf

Busdorf Municipal Flag

[Busdorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Apr 2006
approved 2 January 1989

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow over blue horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:3:1. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the yellow stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012

Busdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a golden (= yellow) stone issuant covered by runes. In the base are two golden (= yellow), statant lions ordered fessy.
Meaning:
The stone is a well known example of rune stones reminding on the Danish Viking Skarthe, who died as a vasall of his king Svend I Forkbeard during a siege of Haithabu. The lions are taken from the arms of Schleswig. They are symbolizing that the municipality belonged to the duchy of Schleswig and nowadays to the county of Schleswig-Flensburg, both having the colours blue and yellow.
Source: Reißmann 1997,p.117

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 2 January 1989. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Dec 2012


Municipality of Dannewerk

Dannewerk Municipal Flag

[Dannewerk municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Apr 2006
approved 1 February 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2012

Dannewerk Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) shield is a red brick wall issuant. Above the wall are two red ox horns crossing one another at their tops.
Meaning:
The bricks are symbolizing Waldemar's wall, a part of the Danewerk, the historical border between the Holy Roman Empire and Denmark. The horns are alluding to the ox trail, which was crossing the municipality.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 1 February 2000. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2012


Municipality of Fahrdorf

Fahrdorf Municipal Flag

[Fahrdorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Apr 2006
approved 6 January 2000

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The sheet is divided per bend sinister. The upper hoist is white showing a red ferry boat with two oars crossed per saltire. The lower fly is blue divided by four white waves.
Meaning:
The elements are taken from the municipal arms. A ferry service only for pedestrians had been maintained across the Schlei Firth between Schwansen region and the city of Schleswig. A basket in the top of the mast was the signal "Ready for service". The waves are symbolizing the location on the bank of the Schlei Firth.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 6 January 2000.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2012


Municipality of Geltorf

Geltorf Municipal Flag

[Geltorf municipal flag] 2:3 image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider,
approved 3 May 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012

Geltorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a blue over silver (= white) bend sinister wavy. Above right in a silver (= white) field is a blue kingfisher armed red. Below left in a red field are two golden adorned discs, so called Brakteaten.
Meaning:
The kingfisher is a rare endemic species living in the local meadows. The discs had been found in Geltorf in an ancient graveyard from the first centuries AD. They are symbolizing the early settlements in this place. See: J.Mestorf: "Vorgeschichtliche Alterthümer aus Schleswig Holstein", Kiel(?) 1885
Source:Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 3 May 2011. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Dec 2012


Municipality of Jagel

Jagel Municipal Flag

[Jagel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Apr 2006
approved 27 January 1993

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The coat of arms without shield is at the hoist side. The fly end is divided into seven horizontal stripes, alternating green and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2012

Jagel Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a silver (= white) double oak, leafy, fruited and rooted. Between both stems resp. main branches is a golden (= yellow) eagle.
Meaning:
The location was mentioned first in chronicles written in the 12th century as "Thievela", which means "wood of thieves", The oak is alluding to this wood. The eagle is taken from the arms of the Alversdorp family. The knight Heinrich of Alversdorp overhanded Jagel to the nearby monastery of St.John in 1232.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.193

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 27 January 1993. The artist is Manfred Rüthlein from Rendsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2012


Municipality of Lottorf

Lottorf Municipal Flag

[Lottorf municipal flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012
approved 26 September 2011

Description of flag:
The ratio is 2:3. It is a vertical 5-stipes flag yellow - blue - white -blue - yellow. The proportions are 4:1:15:1:4. In the white stripe is a pyramid of red bricks of peat ordered 1:1:3:2:3. Above the pyramid is a blackcock in natural colour. (It is somehow an armorial flag.)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012

Lottorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is twice divided per pale into golden - silver - golden. The fields are separated by blue pales. In the silver field is a pyramid of red bricks of peat ordered 1:1:3:2:3. Above the pyramid is a blackcock in natural colour.
Meaning:
The pales are symbolizing the railway and the highway A7. The blackcock and the pyramid are symbolizing the waste swamps, in which the digging of peat played an important economic roll until the middle of the 20th century. The colours are those of the county and of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online.

Flag and coat of arms was approved on 26 September 2011. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Dec 2012


Municipality of Selk

Selk Municipal Flag

[Selk municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Apr 2006
approved 2 December 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag. The sinister bendy line in the shield is continued to the top- and bottom edge of the sheet. The flag is divided into blue (hoist) and yellow (flyend).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2012

Selk Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per bend sinister. Above right in a golden (= yellow) field is a green willow tree. Below in a blue field is a half silver (= white) millwheel.
Meaning:
The tree is canting, because the municipality's name is derived from the Danish word "selje", i.e. willow. The wheel is alluding to a watermill, which stood on the bank of a local creek. The colours are those of the county and the nearby city of Schleswig.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 2 December 2002. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Dec 2012


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