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Biesenthal-Barnim Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Biesenthal-Barnim, Landkreis Barnim, Brandenburg

Last modified: 2020-02-06 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Biesenthal-Barnim subcounty flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Feb 2020 See also:

Biesenthal-Barnim Subcounty

Biesenthal-Barnim Flag

It is a green-white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

Biesenthal-Barnim Banner

[Biesenthal-Barnim subcounty banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Feb 2020

It is a green-white vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

Biesenthal-Barnim Coat of Arms

Shield Or, in base an open worked eightfold-mount (German: Achtberg) Vert, at dexter a grain ear issuant Vert, at sinister a reversed linden leaf Vert, issuant from leaf an eagle Gules.
Meaning:
The eagle is that one of the Margraviate of Brandenburg. Leaf and ear are symbolising nature and agriculture. The mount is symbolising the eight entities, which formed the subcounty.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities don't have proper flags: Breydin, Melchow, Rüdnitz and Sydower Fließ.
this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020


Biesenthal City

Biesenthal Flag

[Biesenthal city flag] 2:3 image by Wolfgang Coy, 20 Aug 2006

It is a green-white horizontal bicolour with centred arms
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

Biesenthal Banner

[Biesenthal city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Feb 2020

It is a green-white vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

Former Biesenthal Flag (1994 - ca. 2001)

[Biesenthal city flag 1994-2001] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 14 June 2001

Since 1994 Biesenthal had a red-white horizontal bicolour with centred arms. This flag was used till ca. 2001. Source: Günther 1995 and this webpage
Stefan Schwoon, 6 Apr 2001 and Jens Pattke, 20 Aug 2006

Biesenthal Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, two embattled towers Gules with cone roofs, connected by a gate of the same, all masoned Sable, port Argent with bordure Or masoned Sable and portcullis Sable, in chief an impending eagle Gules, armed and tongued Or. Mural crown Or with three visible towers and port Gules charged with three chevrons reversed Sable in pale.
Meaning:
Biesenthal is a small city ca. 40 km northeast of Berlin in Brandenburg. Biesenthal received city rights in the early 14th century from the Margraves of Brandenburg. The seals only showed the red eagle of Brandenburg until 1902, when the present arms were devised. Although the combination of eagle and castle looks historical, the arms thus are not very old. The draft of the predecessor of the current arms was made in 1906. The pattern was basically the same as the currrent one, apart from minor details, as a red bordure of the gate and red cloverstems. And there had been no mural crown. You will find an approximation at the city hall not up to the Hauptsatzung.
Sources: Bensing et al. 1984, pp.52-53 and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Biesenthal City, version 24 November 2003
Stefan Schwoon, 14 June 2001; Santiago Dotor, 30 April 2002; Wolfgang Coy, 19 Aug 2006 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

The arms were approved on 21 July 1994.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020


Marienwerder Municipality

Banner

[Marienwerder municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is a white-red vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: information provided per email by Mrs. Dörthe Franz from the subcounty administration by email
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base wavy Azure, sailing on base a sinister facing sailing boat Gules with mast Sable topped by a pennant Gules, and with sail Azure, charged with a spool Argent.
Meaning:
The base wavy is alluding to the location between the Oder-Havel-Canal in the North and the Finow Canal in the South. Marienwerder was thus denoted and considered as an island. The spool is alluding to Prussian King Friedrich II the Great, the founder of the village, who also established spinnery in the village. The arms developed since the 19th century. The current version was based on a draft of Ottfried Neubecker from 1935.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

The arms were approved in 1935 by Prussian Minister of State and confirmed on 17 July 2000 by Minister of Interior of Brandenburg. The banner was confirmed on 12 September 2000 by Minister of Interior of Brandenburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020


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