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West-Rügen Subcounty (Germany)

Amt West-Rügen, Landkreis Vorpommern-Rügen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Last modified: 2020-05-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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West-Rügen Subcounty

The subcounty has no proper symbols.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2020


Municipalities without proper Flags

The following municipalities have no proper flags: Neuenkirchen, Rambin and Samtens, the seat of the subcounty.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Apr 2020


Altefähr Municipality

Altefähr Flag

[Altefähr municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

The flag is vertically divided into white-blue white-blue-white with ratio 1:2:5:2:1. The coat of arms is iin the centre of the broad white stripe.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.382
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Altefähr Coat of Arms

In a blue field is a white rowing boat with two oars. The chief is divided by an embattled golden (= yellow) fess the pinnacles pointing down.
Meaning:
The municipality belonged to the Hanseatic City of Stralsund from the 15th until the 17th century. The city of Stralsund ran a ferry service since then from Stralsund to Altefähr (= old ferry), lying on the other bank of the Strela Sund. The service was done first by rowing boats, later on by steamships. The service lost importance, after a bridge, the Rügendamm, from the mainland to the island of Rügen had been built and a railway service had been established in 1936. The embattled line is symbolising the bridge.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.382
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Flag and arms were approved on 7 May 2003 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.278.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012


Dreschvitz Municipality

Dreschvitz Flag

[Dreschvitz municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.386
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Dreschvitz Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a blue wavy fess. Above in a silver (= white) field are two green branches of oak having three leaves and one acorn each. Below in a golden (= yellow) field is a black plough.
Meaning:
The wavy fess is symbolising the Kubitzer Bodden, a bay. The oak branches are symbolising hunting and forestry. The plough is symbolising agriculture.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.386
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Flag and arms were approved on 30 March 2010 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.331.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012


Gingst Municipality

Gingst Flag

[Gingst municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

It is a green-yellow vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.389
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Gingst Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows in a green field golden (= yellow) balances superimposed by a sword of the same colour pointing downwards. The sinister side shows in a golden (= yellow) field a red weaver's shuttle superimposed by an open pair of scissors of the same colour.
Meaning:
Sword and balances are symbolising the lower court, which had been in the former market town since the 13th century. Shuttle and scissors are symbolising the important guilds of weavers and taylors.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.389
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Flag and arms were approved on 7 January 2000 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.192.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012


Hiddensee Island Municipality and Spa / Seebad Insel Hiddensee

Hiddensee Flag

[Insel Hiddensee flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 8 Nov 2011

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag and exceeding approx. 1/3 of both halfs.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Hiddensee Island
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2011

Hiddensee Tricolour (1991/1992 - 1997)

[Insel Hiddensee tricolour (1991/1992 - 1997)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2020

It was a yellow-blue-white horizontal tricolour. The flag colours were referring to Sweden (blue and yellow) and Pommern (blue and white). Furthermore the colours are the same as those of the twinned island of Juist Island, which has a partnership with Hiddensee Island, but in reversed order.
Source: Erwin Günther: "Wappen und Flaggen der Kreise und Kreisstädte in Pommern" , Usti nad Labem 2000, p.66,
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2020

Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale. The dexter half shows a sinister facing, golden (=yellow) seahorse in a blue field. The sinister side shows a blue house mark in a golden (=yellow) field as follows: at the top of a pallet is a chevronel. At the dexter side of the bottom end is a bendlet sinister. In the upper half of the pallet are two parallel barrulets. I quote the German description, which I can't translate, because I am no specialist in house marks: "bestehend aus Sparrenkopfschaft, Mittelkreuzsprosse und erhöhter Mittkreuzsprosse sowie einer vorderen Fußabstrebe".
Meaning:
According to source the colours blue and yellow are alluding to the fact that the island had been a Swedish possession until 1815. The island had been the favourite resort of many artists. The poet Gerhard Hauptmann is buried in the local abbey. The seahorse was chosen because the adumbration of the island looks nearly like that litle animal. House marks are very common on the island. The local people brand houses, boundary stones and agricultural equipment with those symbols in order to stress their ownership.
Between 1991/92 and 1997 the municipality had different arms as follows: Shield quartered, 1st quarter Azure a coronet Or with gemstones, 2nd quarter Argent a griffin rampant Gules, 3rd quarter Argent a house mark Gules, fourth quarter Azure an embowed herring Or, in centre a disc quartered of Azure and Or with a smaller centred disc Gules, all fimbriated Or.
Meaning:
Coronet (Schwedenkrone) and griffin are referring to the past under Swedish and Pomeranian rule, house mark and herring are typical local symbols. The centre was a representation of the two lighthouses of the island.
Sources:
2(1) of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Hiddensee Island, Günther 1998
Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.391-392
Erwin Günther: "Wappen und Flaggen der Kreise und Kreisstädte in Pommern" , Usti nad Labem 2000, p.66,
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2011 / 5 Apr 2020 / 3 May 2020

Flag and arms were approved on 29 January 1998 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.141
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Nov 2011


Kluis Municipality

Kluis Flag

[Kluis municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

It is green-white-green vertical triband with ratio 1:2:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the central stripe.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.393
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Kluis Coat of Arms

The green shield is divided by a silver (= white), bend superimosed by a black man trap. On the sinister chief point is a silver (= white) bull's head armed golden (= yellow). On the dexter base point is a golden (= yellow) ear of grain (looks like barley) in bend.
Meaning:
The bull's head and the ear are symbolising herding and agriculture. The wavy fess is symbolising Duwenbach creek, the man trap is taken from the arms of Gagern kin, who possessed the village of Gagern, a part of the municipality, in the 14th century.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.393
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

The arms were approved on 26 August 1999 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.8, the flag on 9 July 2001, published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.247
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012


Schaprode Municipality

Schaprode Flag

[Schaprode municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

The blue flag is divided by a green centred cross fimbriated white. The width of crossbars is about 1/3 of total height, the fimbriation approx 1/10 of total height. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.402
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

Schaprode Coat of Arms

In the green chief are two golden (= yellow) ears of grain. The main field is five times divided per fess into silver (= white) and blue. The sinister half shows the colours countercharged. The whole is superimposed by a golden (= yellow) upright anchor.
Meaning:
The grain is symbolising agriculture. The anchor is symbolising fishery, shipping and harbour. The silver white fesses are taken from the arms of the Erlandson family. They are reminding on the fact that Jacob Erlandson Archbishop of Lund was given a sanctuary in this place, after he had been disgraced by the Danish king.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, p.402
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012

The coat of arms was approved on 9 November 1999 and the flag on 21 January 2000 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.197.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2012


Trent Municipality

Trent Flag

[Trent municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Feb 2012

It is a yellow-green horizontal bicolour, both stripes being separated by a wavy borderline. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.403-404
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Feb 2012

Trent Coat of Arms

A nettle leaf is covering the complete shield. Above the leaf is golden (= yellow) in a green field, below the colours are counterchnged. Both parts are divided per fess by a wavy line. Above the leaf is superimposed by the black silhouette of a flying sea eagle. Below the leaf is superimposed by a golden (=yellow) plough share flanked by two leaves of chestnut tree.
Meaning:
The chestnut leaves are representing a chestnut alleyway in the municipality. The plough share is symbolising agriculture. The eagle is representing the numerous birds of that species living in the area. The nettle leaf is reminding on the establishment of Holstenhagen, which was colonised in the 1930ies by settlers from Holstein.
Source: Hans-Heinz Schütt:"Auf Schild und Flagge" , Schwerin 2011, pp.403-404
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Feb 2012

The coat of arms was approved on 19 September 2000 and the flag on 26 March 2001 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and published in the Municipal Roll of Arms Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as no.224
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Feb 2012


Ummanz Municipality

Ummanz Flag

[Ummanz municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider and Klaus Günther, 4 Apr 2020

It is a blue flag with centred arms between two horizontal narrow white stripes.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2020

Ummanz Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, parted by a bend sinister wavy Azure, above right three horseshoes Sable ordered 2:1, beneath left two fishhooks Sable intertwined and in bend sinister.
Meaning:
Ummanz is located partially on the namesake little island west of Rügen, but is connected with the main island by a dam. The horseshoes are probably representing the former municipalities of Ummanz proper, Varbelvitz and Waase. The fishhooks are alluding to fishery as one of the main business lines besides agriculture.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2020

Flag and arms were approved on 26 May 2015 by Minister of Interior of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Apr 2020


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