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Hollenstedt Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Hollenstedt, Kreis Harburg, Lower Saxony

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Hollenstedt Comprehensive Municipality

SG Hollenstedt Flag

It is a green over white horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Sources: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of the Comprehensive Municipality of Hollenstedt, version 23 January 2012 and this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2013

SG Hollenstedt Coat of Arms

In a green shield is a golden imperial crown. The shield has a golden bordure superimposed by seven red discs.
Meaning:
The crown reminds on Franconian King and later "Roman" Emperor Karl der Große, aka Charle Magne, who held peace negotiations in Hollenstedt in 804 A.D. in order to reconcile struggles between the Slavic tribes east of river Elbe. Each disc is representing one of the municipalities belonging to Hollenstedt. They are Appel, Drestedt, Halvesbostel, Hollenstedt proper, Moisburg, Regesbostel and Wenzendorf.
Source: municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Dec 2013


Appel Municipality

Flag

[Appel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2007

It is a blue over yellow horizontal bicolour. In its centre is the coat of arms plus a white border. I took the image of the coat of arms from the
Source: I spotted this flag on 6 October 2007 in Appel in the garden of "Deutsches Haus"-inn.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2007

Appel Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale. The chief shows in a golden (=yellow) field a red farmhouse with black pilework, a black roof and topped by crossed black horseheads. The base shows a white swan, armed red, swimming towards the dexter side. Note that the white border from the flag is not part of the coat of arms.
Meaning:
There are many swans in the creeks of the municipality. The farmhouse is symbolizing that the village is located in Lower Saxony and turns out the importance of agriculture. The four parts of pilework are symbolizing the four hamlets from which the municipality was built.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2007


Drestedt Municipality

Drestedt Flag

[Drestedt municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2007

It is a red over white over red tricolour with a white disk in its centre containing the municipality's coat of arms without shield.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2007

Drestedt Coat of Arms

The shield is parted per pale. The dexter side is three times divided per fess by alternating red and white bars (i.e. there are four bars) starting with a red one. The sinister side is a silver field with three red houses with black roofs and separating lines in a vertical order.
Source: I spotted this coat of arms on 7 October at Drestedts municipality boundary.
Meaning:
The three cottages are symbolizing the municipality's name. Drestedt was built of three hamlets. The four bars are symbolizing that Drestedt, before being an independent municipality, belonged to the four villages (German. Vierdörfer), which were Sprötze, Kakenstorf, Trelde and Drestedt.
Source: Samtgemeinde.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2007


Halvesbostel Municipality

Halvesbostel Flag

[Halvesbostel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 June 2017

It is a white over green horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 June 2017

Halvesbostel Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend sinister; above right Vert, a shrub of Marsh Labrador Tea (Latin: Ledum palustre), leaved and stemmed Gules, blossomed Argent, the blossoms seeded Or; beneath left Or a fallow deer's attire Sable.
Meaning:
The shield partitiion reminds on the separation of Halvesbostel proper and Holvede, which had been parts of Halvesbostel municipality in the past. The plant is covered by nature protection and still exists in the municipality. The attire is symbolising local forests and deer.
Source: Wilhelm Marquardt and Rolf Sander: "Gemeindewappen des Kreises Harburg", Stelle(Krs.Harburg) 1983; p.42
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 June 2017


Hollenstedt Municipality

Hollenstedt Flag

[Hollenstedt municipal flag] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2007

It is a plain white flag with the municipality's coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: I spotted this flag on 7 October in Hollenstedt in front of the inn "Hollenstedter Hof".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2007

Hollenstedt Coat of Arms

In a red shield is a silver (=white) axe with a golden (=yellow) handle and the blade pointing to the dexter chief.
Meaning:
In former days the axe was used to mark those trees, which had to be cut.
Source: information provided by Klaus Günther
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2007


Moisburg Municipality

[Moisburg municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2007

Flag

It is a white over blue horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in the centre of the flag.
Source: I spotted this flag on 7 October in Moisburg in front of the town hall.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2007

Coat of Arms

The shield is divided per pale. On the dexter side in a silver (=white) field is a red tower crowned by five pinnacles. The tower has six black embrasures and a white line in its dexter half. The tower also has a black open gate with an ajar silver (=white) portcullis. The sinister side is a blue field divided by a silver (=white) fess, which is superimposed by three red pales. I chose the six-embrasures version, I found at the town hall in Moisburg. The municipality's webpage shows a four-embrasures version.
Meaning:
The tower is symbolizing the Mesdeborg, which gave the municipality its name. The sinister side is the coat of arms of the von-Heimbruch family, being chiefs of castle for a long time.
Source: Samtgemeinde webpage.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Oct 2007


Regesbostel Municipality

Regesbostel Flag

[Regesbostel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2019

It is a blue-yellow-blue horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 2:9:2. The coat of arms is in the middle of the yellow stripe.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2019

Regesbostel Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a pale Argent (blazon says paly of three of Azure and Argent), over all a brooch Or in fess.
Meaning:
The three parts of the background are representing the villages of Regesbostel proper, Holtorfsbostel and Rahmstorf. The brooch from the 5th or 6th century had been found during excavations in Rahmstorf. It is also symbolising the early peopling of the village.
Source: Wilhelm Marquardt and Rolf Sander: "Gemeindewappen des Kreises Harburg", Stelle(Krs.Harburg) 1983; p.62
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2019


Wenzendorf Municipality

Wenzendorf Flag

[Regesbostel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2019

It is a white flag with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2019

Wenzendorf Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules two plough shares Argent in pale, at sinister Argent a propeller Sable.
Meaning:
The plough shares are symbolising agriculture. The propeller is reminding on the production of aeroplanes during WW2.
Source: Wilhelm Marquardt and Rolf Sander: "Gemeindewappen des Kreises Harburg", Stelle(Krs.Harburg) 1983; p.76
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Jan 2019


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