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Municipality of Grube (Germany)

Gemeinde Grube, Kreis Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Grube flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2006
approved 27 July 2001 See also:

Municipality of Grube

Grube Municipal Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2012

Grube Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) field is a green, rooted tree above a blue fess wavy.
The tree is a canting element, derived from the Slavic word of "beech" (although the tree looks like an ash tree). The arms are based upon a seal. The fess wavy is symbolizing the Grube Lake, which had been a small bight of the Baltic Sea in former centuries. The yellow colour is symbolizing the prosperity gained by sea trade. The inscription on the seal "sigillum civitatis grobe" proves that Grube must have had city rights at least since 1323, which however got lost in the 15th century.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.159

The flag was approved on 27 July 2001. The coat of arms was approved on 31 December 1938. The artists are Gustav Adolf Cloß and Lothar Leissner.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2012

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