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Wilstermarsch Subcounty (Germany)

Amt Wilstermarsch, Kreis Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2020-02-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wilster city flag)] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Nov 2012
flag of the city of Wilster, the seat of the subcounty See also:

Introduction to Wilstermarsch Subcounty

Outside city of Wilster is the seat of the subcounty.

The following municipalities have no proper flag (source given in brackets):
Municipality of Sankt Margarethen (1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Sankt Margarethen, update December 2010)
Municipality of Wewelsfleth (1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Wewelsfleth, update December 2010)

The following municipalities have neither flag nor coat of arms (source given in brackets):
Municipality of Büttel (1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Büttel, update December 2010)
Municipality of Landrecht (1 of Hauptsatzung of the Municipality of Landrecht, update December 2010)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


Aebtissinwisch Municipality

Aebtissinwisch Municipal Flag

[Aebtissinwisch flag] 3:5 image by J, 2 Jun 2006

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

Aebtissinwisch Municipal Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a narrow chief Azure and a base Vert, issuant from base a nun, dressed in a habit Sable and garment Argent, holding a book Sable by her hands and flanked by two canes Vert, base Vert, over a throughout barrulet wavy Argent a bull's head caboshed Or, flanked by two kingcup blossoms Or.
Meaning:
The village earlier was simply named "Wisch" (= meadow). It belonged to Itzehoe Monastery and its abbesses and acc. to W. Laur (1992) the prefix "Aebtissin-" (= abbess) was added. The nun / abbess is a representation and thus a canting element . The cane is a pointer plant for riches of water and is representing the humid soil of the village. The kingcup is a typical plant in the local meadows and pastures. The bull's head is alluding to the importance of cattle breeding. The blue chief is representing the Kiel Canal. The barrulet wavy is representing Wilster Au, a local creek. The green colour is representing the local meadows.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and arms were approved on 21 November 2018. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


Beidenfleth Municipality

Beidenfleth Municipal Flag

[Beidenfleth flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Jun 2006

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

Beidenfleth Municipal Coat of Arms

It is a blue shield. The chief is divided from the rest by a silver (=white) fess wavy. Below is a silver (=white) sailing ship with three masts (Holk). In the chief is a silver (=white) upright anchor flanked by two golden (= yellow) sheaves of grain.
Meaning:
Beidenfleth is located on the banks of Stör river. The ship is symbolising the economic importance of shipping today and in the past. The sheaves are symbolising agriculture. The anchor is dedicated to St.Nicolas, the local patron saint.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 16 February 2001. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


Brokdorf Municipality

Brokdorf Municipal Flag

[Brokdorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 Jun 2006

It is a white flag with a blue stripe at the top- and bottom-edge. The municipal coat of arms is in the centre of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

Brokdorf Municipal Coat of Arms

In a blue shield is a silver (= white) winged fish. The base is divided by two silver barrulets wavy.
Meaning:
The winged fish is taken from the arms of the Brockdorff family. The barrulets are symbolising the near by Elbe river. The blue colour is symbolising water having a friendly and a dangerous aspect- Source: Reißmann 1997, p.

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 18 March 1993. The artist is Lothar Leissner from Itzehoe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


Dammfleth Municipality

Dammfleth Municipal Flag

[Dammfleth flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

Dammfleth Municipal Coat of Arms

The shield is divided by a bendy s-shaped blue line fimbriated silver (=white). Above left are four silver (= white) windmill vanes in a blue field. Below right is a golden (=yellow) leaf of lindentree with an infructescence.
Meaning:
The s-shaped line is symbolising two dykes flanking a drainage ditch (Fleet), thus a canting element. The windmill vanes are reminding on the numerous windmills, some of which had been used for drainage, some other for the production of flour. The leaf is symbolising the numerous linden trees, which are said to protect against sickness and poverty.The colours blue and green are symbolising the changeful history of the village of floods, drainage, dyking and settling down.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 25 October 2012. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


Ecklak Municipality

Ecklak Municipal Flag

[Ecklak flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 2 Jun 2006

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

Ecklak Municipal Coat of Arms

In a green field are three silver (=white) oak leaves over two golden (= yellow) acorns. The base is five times divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) and blue.
Meaning:
The elements of the arms as a complete ensemble are canting. The name is derived from "oak" (Lower German: eek) and "shallow waters" (Middle Lower German: lake). The green colour is symbolising the Wilster Marsh and agriculture.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 21 May 2001. The artists are Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen and Kai Wittig from Ecklak.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


Kudensee Municipality

Kudensee Municipal Flag

[Kudensee flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Jun 2006

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

Kudensee Municipal Coat of Arms

In a blue shield is a sinister facing silver (= white) sailing ship. Below are two golden (= yellow) pipes crossed saltirishly.
Meaning:
The ship is a peat barge, used for transports of peat to Brunsbüttel in the early 18th century. The pipes are alluding to the custom thatv women sat in front of their houses playing cards and smoking their pipes.There is a description in a poem by Hans Kock: ""Wat weer dat vörn Leben, wat weer't vörn Hallo, wenn die Törpkahns no Büttel sei'n to,... ...De schmökenden Frunslüd, de sitt nun nich mehr mit de Piep an Kanol vör de Dör,..." (What a live, what a hallo, when the peat barges to (Bruns-) Büttel were seen, the women no longer sit at the banks of the channel smoking their pipes).
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 15 February 2002. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


Landscheide Municipality

Landscheide Municipal Flag

[Landscheide flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

Landscheide Municipal Coat of Arms

The base is five times divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) and blue. Above is a green fess with a silver (= white) triangular insection. Above the fess are four green reed maces, fruited black, in a silver (= white) field.
Meaning:
The three blue fesses wavy in the base are symbolising the former sub-parishes of Fleeth, Nordbünge and Wetterndorf. The four reed maces are symbolising four villages forming Landscheide. The insection is symbolising a crack in the dyke, which occurred during the flood of December 1720.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 4 June 2009. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


Neuendorf-Sachsenbande Municipality

Neuendorf-Sachsenbande Municipal Flag

[Landscheide flag] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2020

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Sources: 1(2) of the local Hauptsatzung, version 28 February 2019 and image provided by Mrs. Andrea Kleinworth from the Wilstermarsch Council.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2020

Neuendorf-Sachsenbande Municipal Coat of Arms

Shield Vert, between chief wavy of Azure and Argent and bordure Argent in base a throughout reef knot Or in fess over a saltire of windmill vanes Argent in base.
Meaning:
The ropes connected by the reef knot are symbolising the merger of the municipalities of Neuendorf and Sachsenbande in 2003. The municipality is located approx. 4 meters beneath sea level and thus the deepest point of the German mainland, this dip is symbolised by the bordure and the chief wavy. The chief is also representing the Wilster Au, a local creek. The windmill vanes are symbolising the local marshes and its drainage, which was done by windmills. The flag slightly modifies the pattern as follows: instead of a bordure the lower half is white and displays a half pomme (i.e. a green disc), charged with the saltire of vanes.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

The arms were approved on 20 April 2004. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2020


Nortorf Municipality

Nortorf Municipal Flag

[Nortorf flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Oct 2008

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

Nortorf Municipal Coat of Arms

[Nortorf CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 24 Oct 2008

In a green field is a silver (=white) windmill over six golden (= yellow) bricks ordered 1:2.3. The base is three times divided per fess wavy into silver (= white) and blue.
Meaning:
The green colour is symbolising the marshes. The windmill is symbolising drainage. The bricks are symbolising the economic importance of local brickyards. The base is symbolising the Sladensee, a local lake. Nortorf means "northern village", it is understood as north of the lake.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 17 April 2008. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


Stördorf Municipality

Stördorf Municipal Flag

[Stördorf flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

It is an armourial flag (banner of arms).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012

Stördorf Municipal Coat of Arms

In a green field is a silver (= white) windmill. A silver (=white) sturgeon (German: Stör) is in the blue base. Base and main field are separated by a silver (=white) fess wavy superimposed by a blue barrulet wavy.
Meaning:
The sturgeon probably is a canting element symbolising the Stör river. The windmill is of that type, which was used to drain the marshes. The four vanes are symbolising the four settlement cores: Kasenort, Honigfleth, Käthen and Stördorf proper. The waves are symbolising the Stör river nad the creeks Bekau and Wüster Au.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 10 April 2012. The artist is Uwe Nagel from Bergenhusen.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Nov 2012


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