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Mittleres Nordfriesland Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Mittleres Nordfriesland (Central Northern Frisia), Kreis Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2019-01-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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Introduction of Mittleres Nordfriesland Subcounty

On 1 April 2008 the Subcounties (Ämter) of Bredstedt-Land and Stolberg merged with the city of Bredstedt forming the new subcounty of Mittleres Nordfriesland. Bredstedt is the capital of the subcounty.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities have no proper flag: Ahrenshöft,Almdorf, Bargum, Bohmstedt, Bordelum, Goldebek, Joldelund, Langenhorn, Ockholm and Sönnebüll
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Jan 2019


City of Bredstedt [Frisian: Brääklem]

Bredstedt City Flag

[Bredstedt city flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Dec 2007
approved 6 Sep 2007

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. In the centre of a white sheet between a blue stripe at the top edge and a red stripe at the bottom edge is the city's coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012

Bredstedt City Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The base is nine times divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) and blue. Above in a red field is a silver (= white) wooden bridge.
Meaning:
The arms are based upon a seal of the market town from 1691. The bridge had been a landmark since time immemorial. Bredstedt is first mentioned 1231 in the "earth book" of Danish king Waldemar II as a royal dominion. 1510 Bredstedt gained the rank of a town, 1530 of a market town, 1900 of a city. The town declined after the access to the open sea got lost by dyking in the 18th century. The bridge is symbolizing former commercial connections. The base is symbolizing the North Sea.
Source: Reißmann 1997 , p.104

The flag was approved on 6 September 2007. The coat of arms was approved on 23 January 1936. The artist is Erwin Nöbbe from Flensburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012


Municipality of Breklum [Frisian: Brääklem]

Breklum Municipal Flag

[Breklum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012
approved 8 October 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012

Breklum Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a green shield is a silver (=white) frond. On the dexter chiefpoint is a Lutheran rose, i.e. silver (= white) barbed green and seeded red superimposed by a white Latin cross.
Meaning:
Breklum is the seat of Christian-Jensen-College, the centre of overseas mission (Afrika, Asia and Latin America) of the Lutheran Church of Nordelbien, lit. "lands north of Elbe river". This is symbolized by the Lutheran rose. The fern is an endemic species and gave the municipality its name. The name is derived from Danish "Brekling", i.e. a location, where ferns (Danish: bregne) are growing. The three branches are symbolizing the settlement cores of Breklum proper, Borsbüll and Riddorf.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 8 October 2009. The artists are Eberhard and Elena Steinke from Breklum.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Nov 2012


Municipality of Drelsdorf [Frisian: Trölstrup]

Drelsdorf Municipal Flag

[Drelsdorf municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Mar 2006
approved 2 Jun 2003

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012

Drelsdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by a blue sinister bend wavy. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a red church tower. Below in a silver (=white) field is a green juniper.
Meaning:
The blue bend is symbolizing Ostenau creek dividing the village into two parts. The juniper is symbolizing the nature protection area of Schirlbusch. The tower stands for the Romenesque parish church built in 1200. A picture inside gave the idea to Theodor Storm's novel "Aquis submersus" (Engl.:"sunk by the waters").
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 2 June 2003.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012


Municipality of Goldelund [Frisian: Gelün]

Goldelund Municipal Flag

[Goldelund municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Apr 2006
approved 6 Nov 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012

Goldelund Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess elevated. The fess is twice embowed on the dexter side, the first elevation is higher. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a green branch of oak with two leaves and one acorn. Below in a green field is a golden (= yellow) corncob crossed with a stick of the same colour. The shield has a plain blue chief, not more than a horizontal stripe at the top edge.
Meaning:
The blue chief is the Goldebeker Mühlenstrom, a creek being the northern boundary of the municipality. The golden/yellow colour together with the oak branch is canting. Goldelund means "wood upon infertile ground", i.e. the yellowish sandy soil. The green borderline is symbolizing the nowadays landscape, a plain and two ridges of dunes. The cob is symbolizing agriculture. The 15 maize kernels are symbolizing the 15 settlement cores in 1793. Finally the stick was an instrument, where news had been fixed by a bailiff (Dorfvogt).
Source:Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 6 November 2002. The artist is Werner Hansen from Goldelund.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012


Municipality of Högel [Frisian: Höögel]

Högel Municipal Flag

[Högel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Apr 2006
approved 6 Dec 2004

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012

Högel Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
At the bottom of a blue field is a golden (= yellow) rounded pile pointing to the sinister edge. The pile is superimposed by a red thing staff. Above left is a silver (= white) modern windmill having twelve vanes. The base is a plain, green field.
Meaning:
The blue colour is symbolizing the pure air near the sea. The pile is symbolizing the hill, that gave the name to the municipality. The staff was an instrument to spread out the latest news.The green base is symbolizing agriculture. The windmill is symbolizing the trend-setting power supply by wind since 1923.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 6 December 2004. The artist is Fred Mehl from Goldebek.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012


Municipality of Kolkerheide

Kolkerheide Municipal Flag

[Kolkerheide municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Mar 2006
approved 14 Apr 2004

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012

Kolkerheide Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per bend sinister engrailed. Above in a green field is a golden (= yellow) beehive. Below in a golden (= yellow) field is a black bull's head.
Meaning:
The five points on the engrailed line are symbolizing the settlement cores/frams forming Kolkerheide, which was established in 1761 as "Christians Höhe" populated by settlers from southern Germany. The inhabitants of nearby Joldelund let the heather landscape for rent. The payment consisted of two tons, approx. 450 pounds of honey a year. This is symbolized by the beehive. The main business line today is the production of beef and milk, which is symbolized by the bull's head.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 14 June 2004. The artist is Werner Hansen from Goldelund.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012


Municipality of Lütjenholm [Frisian: Läitjholem]

Lütjenholm Municipal Flag

[Lütjenholm municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Mar 2006
approved 2 Sep 2004

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012

Lütjenholm Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the centre of a blue shield is a golden (= yellow) inescutcheon showing a blue bluebottle (Latin: Centaurea cyanus) with seven silver (= white) leaves. On the sinister side of the inescutcheon the shield is divided by three silver (= white), bendy leaves into red over green.
Meaning:
The name of the municipality means "small island", symbolized by the inescutcheon; surrounded by three creeks, symbolized by the blue colour; accrued from the glacial period, symbolized by the leaves on the sinister side; the heather, symbolized by the red colour; and the forest, symbolized by the green colour. The flower in the centre is a symbol of thriving in the village.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 2 September 2004. The artist is Erich Scholz from Lütjenholm.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012


Municipality of Struckum [Frisian: Strükem]

Municipal Flag

[Struckum municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Apr 2006
approved 14 Feb 2006

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012

Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. On the dexter side in a golden (= yellow) field are three green leaves of thornbush ordered paly. On the sinister side in a blue field is a half silver (= white) windmill. A fess wavy is in the base being blue on the dexter half and silver (= white) on the sinister half.
Meaning:
The leaves are a canting element standing for shrubs (Lower German: Strucken). Struckum was first mentioned in 1352. The number of leaves is alluding to the settlement cores of Struckum, Fehsholm and WallsbJüll, which joined Struckum in the 19th century. The fess wavy is symbolizing the little Arlau river and the near by Wadden Sea. The windmill was ercted in 1806, in function until the 60ies of the 19th century, renovated in 1972 and completely restored in 2003.
Source:Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 14 February 2006. The artist is Jürgen Bauernschmidt.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012


Municipality of Vollstedt [Frisian: Faalst]

Vollstedt Municipal Flag

[Vollstedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Apr 2006
approved 23 Oct 2002

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012

Vollstedt Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided by golden crossroads into blue (above right and left) and green (below right and left. The field above left is superimposed by a silver (= white) cloud. The field below right is superimposed by a silver (= white) farmhouse.
Meaning:
The crossroads are the connections between Bredstedt and Flensburg (/Borgerweg/) and T?nder and Wedel (/Ochsenweg/). The green colour and the farmhouse are symbolizing agriculture, while the cloud on blue ground is symbolizing wind energy.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 23 October 2002.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012



Former Bredstedt-Land Subcounty

Bredstedt-Land Subcounty Flag (2003 - 2008)

[Amt Bredstedt-Land flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 Mar 2006
approved 13 May 2003; abolished 31 March 2008

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag. The figures of the shield are shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012

Bredstedt-Land Subcounty Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a yellow shield is a blue inescutcheon showing a silver (= white) bull's head. The inescutcheon is surrounded by 14 house silhouettes watched from the gable end. 11 of them are green. The other three in position beneath the middle base point and above the outer chiefpoints are slightly bigger, red and bearing a white Latin cross.
Meaning:
The former subcounty was established on 1 April 1970. 14 municipalities belonged to the subcounty (Amt). Those were: Ahrenshöft, Almdorf, Bohmstedt, Breklum, Drelsdorf, Goldebek, Goldelund, Högel, Joldelund, Kolkerheide, Lütjenholm, Sönnebüll, Struckum and Vollstedt. Breklum, Drelsdorf and Joldelund were seats of a parish, which is denoted by the cross in the gable. The yellow colour is symbolizing the sandy soil. The inescutcheon is symbolizing agriculture and the main business line, the production of milk. The colours blue and white are symbolizing the open landscape and the clear air.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 13 May 2003 and abolished on 31 March 2008. The artist is Fred Mehl from Goldebek.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2012


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