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Elmshorn-Land Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Elmshorn-Land, Kreis Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2019-12-22 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: elmshorn-land | klein nordende | klein offenseth sparrieshoop | koelln-reisiek | seester | seestermuehe | seeth-ekholt | asparagus | reed | stone | farmhouse | rose | wheel | heron | fish | oak(leaf) | horsehead | barn | flower | oak(seed |
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Introduction of Elmshorn-Land Subcounty

The municipalities of Elmshorn-Land Subcounty (Amt Elmshorn-Land are located between the city of Barmstedt, south of the city of Elmshorn to the northern bank of Elbe river.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Municipality of Klein Nordende

Klein Nordende Municipal Flag

[Klein Nordende flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Jun 2006

It is a white flag. In a red rectangle, slightly shifted to the hoist, are the charges of the municipal coat of arms.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Klein Nordende Municipal Coat of Arms

It is a red shield. Above right is a bunch of asparagus, above left a pair of reed mace (Latin: Typha Latifolia). Below is a stone. All figures are silver (= white).
Meaning:
The sandy soil is the base of intensive cultivation of white asparagus, the kind preferred in Germany. In the deeper region of the municipality there is a lot of Upper Permian rocks, symbolised by the stone. The pair of reed is symbolising the swamps in the former village of Lieth.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.206

The flag was approved on 17 September 1985. The coat of arms was approved on 29 November 1984. The artist is Hans Fieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Klein Offenseth-Sparieshoop Municipality

Klein Offenseth-Sparieshoop Municipal Flag

[Klein Offenseth-Sparieshoop flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Jun 2006

It is a white over blue horizontal bicolour with ratio of stripes being 4:3. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Klein Offenseth-Sparieshoop Municipal Coat of Arms

In a red field is a silver (= white) farmhouse, flanked by two heraldic roses of the same colour in both outer chiefpoints. The silver (= white) base contains half a blue waggon's wheel.
Meaning:
The type of farmhouse, depicted on the shield had been very common there in the past. Today only a few houses are left. After WW1 rose growing was started in the municipality, which has a great, economic importance today. The half wheel has many allusions: It is a symbol of the generationof a cultivated landscape. It is also a symbol for the expelled refugees from Eastern Prussia, who came by trecks and found a new home here. Last but not least it is a symbol of modern highway and Sparrieshoop railway station.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.207
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

The flag was approved on 28 August 1987. The coat of arms was approved on 21 November 1986. The artist is Annelies Liebschner-Stabelow from Kellinghusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Kölln-Reisiek Municipality

Kölln-Reisiek Municipal Flag

[Kölln-Reisiek flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Jun 2006

It is a yellow - green - yellow vertical triband. The green stripe has 5/9 of total width. In the green stripe are the figures of the municipal coat of arms. The fess wavy in the coat of arms is continued as a green, horizontal, wavy line to both ends of the sheet.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Kölln-Reisiek Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is green. The base is divided by a golden (= yellow) fess wavy. A silver (= white) heron is superimposing the fess. He holds a golden (= yellow) fish in his beak. A golden oak leaf is on the sinister chiefpoint.
Meaning:
Herons were breeding in the area in the past. The oak leaf is symbolising tree nursery. The fess wavy is symbolising the creeks Krückau and Ekholter Au and the K?llner Moor, a swamp. The green colour is symbolising nature and agriculture, the yellow colour probably economic prosperity.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.210
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 18 April 1989. The artist is Hans Fieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Raa-Besenbek Municipality

The municipality has no proper flag.
Source: 1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Raa-Besenbek, version 9 November 2011
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Seester Municipality

Seester Municipal Flag

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3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Dec 2019
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It is an armourial flag (banner of arms) (see left image above). Before there had been a white flag with centred arms in use (see right image above).
Sources: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online and
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Dec 2019

Seester Municipal Coat of Arms

Shield parted by a line Sable having the profile of a dyke, above Argent a sinister facing saithe salient Azure, on the dexter side of the line of partition waves Azure, beneath Vert a horsehead Argent
Meaning:
The municipality was established in 1871 as "Kortenmoor". Its core had been the namesake village which was united with Seester, a village being seat of a parish, and the settlements of Sonnendeich and Seesteraudeich. The municipality was renamed to "Kurzenmoor". In 1991 it adopted the name of the parish Seester, which existed since the 15th century. The municipality is located on the banks of the Krückau River, an affluent of the Elbe River. Dyking, symbolised by the dyke's profile as an untypical line of partition, established the possibility of agriculture not only on the moraines but also in the marshlands. The profile also represents the dangerous life behind the dykes. Dyking initialised also the breeding of horses, symbolised by the horsehead. The saith or blue fish (Latin: Pollachius virens) is symbolising fishing as important business line. The dyke profile is dividing the symbols into the area behind the dykes in green colour and outside the dykes in the colours blue and white.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The flag was approved on 6 October 2016. The arms were approved on 25 May 1990.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Dec 2019


Seestermühe Municipality

Seestermühe Municipal Flag

[Seestermühe flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Jun 2006

It is a blue flag. The municipal coat of arms is shifted to the hoist. The bend sinister wavy from the coat of arms is continued as a white, wavy line from the hoist to the top of the sheet.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Seestermühe Municipal Coat of Arms

It is a silver shield. A blue bend sinister wavy is passing the dexter chief quarter. The main charge is a red, round barn having a black roof and a green door. Left of the barn is a chess flower (German: Schachblume). Leaves and stem have natural, i.e. green colour while the blossom is lozengy, divided into red and white.
Meaning:
The bend wavy is symbolising the location on the northern bank of Elbe river, furthermore it is alluding to the name of municipality. Krückau River is flowing through the municipality. The former name of the river was "Seester ", and the current name of the municipality is derived from "Seestermuthe", which means "mouth of the Seester". The flower is an endemic species. The barn is the nowadays museum of the village and a symbol of the rural past.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.317
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 15 May 1991. The artist is Hans Fieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


Municipality of Seeth-Ekholt

Seeth-Ekholt Municipal Flag

[Seeth-Ekholt flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Dec 2007

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

Seeth-Ekholt Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale into blue and red. A silver (= white) seedling of an oak tree with two acorns and three leaves is superimposing both parts.
Meaning:
The oak seedling is canting. Ekholt means "wood of oaks". The hamlets Seeth, Ekholt and Beklohe had formed an administration district (German: Vogtei). They were united to an independent municipality in 1867. This is symbolised by the three leaves. The acorns are symbolising Seeth and Ekholt. The colours blue, red and white are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.317
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012

The flag was approved on 10 October 2007. The coat of arms was approved on 1 August 1991. The artist is Horst Herrndorff from Hamburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Nov 2012


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