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Britz-Chorin-Oderberg Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Britz-Chorin-Oderberg, Landkreis Barnim, Brandenburg

Last modified: 2020-02-04 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: britz(eberswalde) | oderberg | parsteinsee | grain(ear) | birch | scythe | castle | eagle(red) | fish |
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[Britz municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Feb 2020
municipal flag of Britz, seat of the subcounty See also:

Municipalities without proper Flags

The subcounty itself and the following municipalities don't have proper flags: Chorin, Hohenfinow, Liepe, Lunow-Stolzenhagen and Niederfinow.
Sources: this online catalogue and German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020


Britz Municipality

Britz Flag

It is a green-yellow-green horizontal triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

Britz Banner

[Britz municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Feb 2020

It is a green-yellow-green vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:4:1. The coat of arms is in the yellow stripe and shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

Britz Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, issuant from a mount Or two intertwined birch saplings of the same, superimposed by two scythes Argent in saltire.
Meaning:
The birch is a canting element, as the municipality's name is derived from the Slavic word "breza" (= birch). The scythes are stressing the rural character.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020

The arms were approved on 24 August 2005.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Feb 2020


Oderberg City

Oderberg is a city in the County of Barnim, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is located East of Eberswalde, Southwest of Schwedt (Oder) and in close vicinity of Berlin.
Jens Pattke, 6 Mar 2017

Oderberg Flag

[Oderberg flag] 3:5 image by Jens Pattke, 6 Mar 2017

The flag is red with centred coat of arms of Oderberg between two narrow white horizontal stripes.
Sources: own observation by Jens Pattke and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Oderberg City, version 11 February 2009
Jens Pattke and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2017

Oderberg Banner

[Oderberg banner] approx. 2:1 image by Jens Pattke, 6 Mar 2017

The banner is red with centred coat of arms of Oderberg between two narrow white vertical stripes.
Sources: own observation by Jens Pattke and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Oderberg City, version 11 February 2009
Jens Pattke and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2017

Oderberg Coat of Arms

The shield is Argent with base Vert, crowned by a castle Gules, masoned Sable with port and windows Sable, having three embattled towers and lock gate leaks Or. In chief is an eagle Gules armed Or.
Meaning:
The castle is probably symbolising the city rights, which had been gained at the end of the 15th century. The pattern is known since 1274. The red eagle of
Brandenburg was replaced by the black eagle of Prussia in 1701. The arms were used without any eagle between 1945 and 1993, when the red eagle was added again.
Sources: Bensing et al. 1984,pp.330-331 and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Oderberg City, version 11 February 2009
Jens Pattke and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Mar 2017

The current arms were approved on 16 March 1993.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb2020


Parsteinsee Municipality

Parsteinsee Banner

[Parsteinsee municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2020

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA, 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Parsteinsee Municipality, version 9 March 2009 and email from Jörg Majewski
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2020

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend, above left Or two grain ears Sable, beneath right Azure two sinister facing fish najant Argent ordered per bend.
Meaning:
The fish are stressing the location on the shores of Parstein Lake. The grain ears are symbolising the rural character.
Sources: German WIKIPEDIA, 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Parsteinsee Municipality, version 9 March 2009 and email from Jörg Majewski
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2020

The arms were approved on 22 June 2004 by Minister of Interior of Brandenburg. Due to the precise description as given in 2 of the Hauptsatzung, there officially is just a banner but no flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Feb 2020


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