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Geest und Marsch Südholstein Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Geest und Marsch Südholstein, Kreis Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2019-12-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Moorrege flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jun 2006
flag of municipality of Moorrege See also:

Introduction to Geest und Marsch Südholstein Subcounty

The Geest und Marsch Südholstein Subcounty is the successor of Moorrege Subcounty. When Haseldorf subcounty was dissolved on 1 January 2017, its municipalities were incorporated into Moorrege, which then got ist current name.
Moorrege subcounty consisted of seven municipalities incl. Appen, which joined the subcounty on 1 July 2006. Moorrege municipality was located around the city of Uetersen on the other bank of Pinnau river. In 2007 the municipality of Appen became part of Moorrege subcounty. The subcounty had no proper flag nor coat of arms. In front of the administration building however the flag of the municipality was flown (spotted 23 August 2007). Probably subcounty and municipality shared the same symbols.
The Haseldorf Marsh was located on the northern bank of Elbe river, right west of the city of Wedel. The subcounty of Haseldorf had three municipalities.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 / 12 Nov 2012 / 21 Dec 2019


Appen Municipality

Appen Municipal Flag

[Appen flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

It is a red flag, having broad, horizontal, white stripes at the top- and bottom edge. The coat of arms without shield is in the red stripe and shifted to the hoist.
Source: 1(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Appen, version 21 January 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

Appen Municipal Coat of Arms

In a red shield is a silver (= white) flying crane (in Lufthansa style) in the upper sinister corner. He is accompanied by an upright ear of grain of the same colour and a silver (= white) rose, filled and seeded red and barbed green.
Meaning:
The charges are symbolising the main branches of the local economy. The ear of grain is symbolising agriculture. The rose is symbolising the extended rose growing in the municipality. Finally the crane is symbolising the air base of German Airforce. The colours red and white are those of Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.74
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

The coat of arms was approved on 18 March 1969. The artist is Paul Heinrich Gnekow from Marne.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012


Groß Nordende Municipality

Groß Nordende Municipal Flag

[Groß Nordende flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, Nov 2012

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

Groß Nordende Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a red over white bend into golden, i.e. yellow, (above left) and green (below right). In the golden field is a red wheel with 12 spokes. In the green field is a farmhouse in red and silver (= white).
Meaning:
The bend is symbolising an old cattle trail and the nowadays successor, a federal road. The colours red and white are symbolising Holstein, to which the municipality belongs. The road is also separating the moraine, symbolised by the golden colour, from the marshes, symbolised by the green colour. The farmhouse is typical for the region and also symbolising agriculture. The wheel is symbolising transport connections and economic boost.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

The flag was approved on 26 January 2009, the coat of arms on 23 June 2008. The artist is Egon Ossowski from Handewitt near Flensburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012


Haselau Municipality

Haselau Flag

[Haselau flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

It is a blue over white over red horizontal tricolour, i.e. the civil flag of Schleswig-Holstein, superimposed by the municipal coat of arms.
Source: own photo, shot in August 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

Haselau Coat of Arms

The silver (= white) shield is divided by a light blue fess wavy, which is placed between three hazelnuts in natural colour ordered 2:1. The hazelnuts are reddish brown and barbed green.
Meaning:
The arms are canting, meaning hazelnut bushes in a water meadow.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.167
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012

The flag never has been approved officially. The coat of arms was approved on 17 January 1990.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012


Haseldorf Municipality

The municipality has no proper flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2012


Heidgraben Municipality

Heidgraben Flag


[Heidgraben municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Dec 2019

It is nearly a banner of arms, but the pattern of the coat of arms is mirrored on the flag, i.e. parted by a bend wavy of Azure and Argent, beneath left Gules a spade Argent in bend, above right Argent a heather plant Vert blossomed Gules.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Dec 2019

Coat of Arms

Shield parted by a bend sinister wavy of Azure and Argent, beneath right Gules a spade Argent in bend sinister, above left Argent a heather plant Vert blossomed Gules.
Meaning:
The municipality was first mentioned in 1688. The bend (sinister) wavy is representing the name giving trench (German: Graben), which was built as a drainage of the surrounding heather and swamps. The spade is symbolising peat cutting in the swamp. The heather (German: Heide, Latin: Calluna vulgaris) is a canting element. The heather was used for roofing and for the production of brooms and scrubbers.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Dec 2019

Flag and arms were approved on 28 March 2017.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Dec 2019


Heist Municipality

Heist Municipal Flag

[Heist flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 14 Jun 2006

It is a white flag with a blue stripe at the top edge and a red stripe at the bottom edge. The demi stag from the coat of arms is at the hoist in the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

Heist Municipal Coat of Arms

In a silver (= white) shield is a red demi stag forcene.
Meaning:
The demi stag is taken from the arms of the local lords of Heest. It is told that in 1361 /Hartwig Heest/ confirmed the selling of Heist to the Cistercian nuns in Uetersen. The last lords of Heest died in the battle of Hemmingstedt in 1500. The colours of the flag are those of Schleswig-Holstein. Source: Reißmann 1997, p.172
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

The flag was approved on 3 October 1989. The coat of arms was approved on 7 October 1985. The artist is Herbert Kaulbarsch from Bargteheide.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


Hetlingen Municipality

Hetlingen Flag

[Hetlingen flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2019

It is a blue over white over red horizontal tricolour, i.e. the civil flag of Schleswig-Holstein, superimposed by the municipal coat of arms.
Source: WSV Hetlingen webpage, image no.2
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2019

Hetlingen Coat of Arms

Shield Argent; two eradicated knotted willows Vert; base wavy Azure, charged with three chess flowers issuant ordered per fess chequered of Gules and Argent with stem and leaf Argent.
Meaning:
The willows are representing an old craft, as the local people in the past produced barrel hoops made of osier stakes. The base wavy id representing Elbe River. The chess flowers (Latin: Fritillaria meleagris) belong to a very rare kind of lilies in that area. Their petals are indeed coloured like chessboards.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.177

The arms were approved on 11 January 1982. Probably the flag never had been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2019


Holm Municipality

Holm Municipal Flag

[Holm flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Jun 2006

It is a white flag with a blue stripe at the top edge and a red stripe at the bottom edge. The municipal coat of arms in the white stripe and shifted to the hoist.

Holm Municipal Coat of Arms

In a red shield is a golden (= yellow) bracelet. On the dexter chiefpoint is an oak leaf, on the sinister chiefpoint an ear of grain. Both figures are golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
The bracelet was discovered together with pins from the Bronze Age, probably the stock of a trader, hidden at the edge of a historical trail of cattle. The leaf is symbolising the former woods. The ear of grain is stressing the importance of agriculture. The colours of the flag are those of Schleswig-Holstein.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.186
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

The flag was approved on 22 April 1994. The coat of arms was approved on 18 February 1986. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


Moorrege Municipality

Moorrege Municipal Flag

[Moorrege flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Jun 2006

It is a white flag. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

Moorrege Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a silver (=white) bend sinister wavy into black (above) and green (below). In the black field are five golden (= yellow) balls ordered 2:2:1. In the green field are an upright anchor and a slightly higher a cogwheel, both golden (= yellow).
Meaning:
The black colour, the colour of swamps, is a canting element. The village, first mentioned in 1285, had the name Moor, i.e. swamp for centuries. In the 18th century the name was changed. The meaning was row in swamp and alluding to a special form of village, where all houses are placed alongside one row. The five balls are symbolising the settlement cores of Bauland, Heidrege, Klevendeich, Moorrege and Oberglinde. The bend sinister wavy is symbolising the Pinnau river. The anchor is symbolising the local dockyards and shipping. The gear is symbolising industries. The green colour is symbolising agriculture.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.243
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

The flag was approved on 20 April 1994. The coat of arms was approved on 28 October 1993. The artist is Inge Monshausen from Moorrege.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


P.S. This flag wass hoisted in front of the administration building of the namesake subcounty. Probably subcounty and municipality share the same symbols.

Neuendeich Municipality of

Neuendeich Municipal Flag

[Neuendeich flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 17 Jun 2006

It is an armorial flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

Neuendeich Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a silver (=white) bend sinister wavy, fimbriated green. Above in a golden (= yellow) field is a red farmhouse. Below in a green field is a silver (= white) willow tree.
Meaning:
The sinister bend incl. fimbriation is symbolising the dykes on the banks of Pinnau River, which gave the name to the municipality, thus this element is canting. Farmhouse and willow are typical in the region. The colours yellow and green are symbolising grainfields and meadows.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.249
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012

The flag was approved on 12 January 1995. The coat of arms was approved on 8 April 1986. The artist is Hans Frieder Kühne from Barsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 Nov 2012


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