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Municipality of Altefähr (Germany)

Gemeinde Altefähr, Landkreis Vorpommern-Rügen, Amt West-Rügen, Mecklenburg-Westpomera

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by german editorial team
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Current Flag

[Altefähr flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Description of current flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The flag is vertically divided into white - blue - white - blue -white with ratio 1:2:5:2:1. The coat of arms is iin the centre of the broad white stripe.
Source: [szh11], p.382
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Coat of arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue field is a white rowing boat with two oars. The chief is divided by an embattled golden (= yellow) fess the pinnacles pointing down.
The municipality belonged to the hanseatic city of Stralsund from the 15th until the 17th century. The city of Stralsund ran a ferry service since then from Stralsund to Altefähr (= old ferry), lying on the other bank of the Strela Sund. The service was done first by rowing boats, later on by steamships. The service lost importance, after a bridge, the Rügendamm, from the mainland to the island of Rügen had been built and a railway service had been established in 1936. The embattled line is symbolizing the bridge.
Source: [szh11], p.382
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Flag and coat of arms were approved by minister of interior of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania on 7 May 2003, published in the roll of arms of Mecklenburg-Westpomerania as no. 0278.

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