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Gemeinde Börgerende-Rethwisch, Bad Doberan County, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
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image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2007
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Municipality of Börgerende-Rethwisch
Municipality of Börgerende-Rethwisch / Bad Doberan County/ Bad Doberan
Land Subcounty (Amt) / Mecklenburg West Pomerania
Description of the flag: Its ratio is 3:5. It is a blue (FIAV-code
B-) over white horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the centre
of flag. The colours of the coat of arms are inverted to those of the flag.
The shield is divided by a fessy wavy line with 4 waves. In the blue base
is a silver (= white) fish (looks like a haddock or cod) facing the hoist.
In the silver (= white chief are two crossed red shelves connected with
a black nail (depicted as a dot) ans ending in heads of horses.
Those shelves are also today fixed on both ends of the ridge on top
of the gables of farmhouses in Northern Germany from Flensburg down to
the northern parts of Westphalia. In memory of Sleipnir, the horse with
8 legs, those crossed shelves were devoted to the pagan God Wodan (Odin
in Scandinavia) in order to give protection.
I spotted this flag on 8 December 2006 in Börgerende-Rethwisch in front
of the firebrigade-station.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Mar 2007