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City of Glinde (Germany)

Stadt Glinde, Kreis Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Glinde city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Aug 2006
approved 31 May 1979 See also:

City of Glinde

Glinde is an eastern suburb of Hamburg, but in the Land of Schleswig-Holstein. In the 1930's it grew from a small village to a town with 2.000 inhabitants by an armaments industry. At present it has c. 15.000 inhabitants.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Mar 2005

Glinde City Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. Shifted to the hoist is a wreath of twelve 5-point stars - ten of them visible - in counterchanged colours. The other two stars are covered by a little municipal coat of arms (1/3 of total height).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2013

Glinde Municipal Coat of Arms

[Glinde CoA] image by Jarig Bakker, 10 Mar 2005

Description of coat of arms:
Per fess or and azure; in chief a rising millwheel gules; in base a lozengy gate or, each lozenge containing a three-leaved clover. The shield is divided per fess into golden over blue. Above is a red demi-millwheel issuant. Below is a golden (= yellow) rhombic lattice. The rhombs are fileed by golden (= yellow) trefoils.
Source: The coat of arms is on this page.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Mar 2005; and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2013

Glinde was first mentioned in 1229. The millwheel is symbolizing the importance of an industrial mill for a long time. Being a tannery in the beginning since the 17th century the mill was processing copper. The name of the city means "near the fence". Thus the lattice is canting. The trefoils are symbolizing cattle-breeding and dairy-farming. The wreath of stars on flag isn't mentioned. But it is obviously inspired by the flag European Community.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2013

The yellow/blue background symbolizes by the lozengy gate (= "Glind") the name of the city. The red millwheel points at the old mill as precursor of the heavy industry of the present; the cloverleaves remind of the agriculture practised in this young town in a green environment.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Mar 2005

Source: Reißmann 1997, p.144

The flag was approved on 31 May 1979. The coat of arms was approved on 27 December 1965. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2013

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