3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2010
Description of flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. it is a yellow over blue horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above is a blue statant lion, armed and tongued red in a golden(=yellow) field, below a golden(=yellow) urn in a blue field.
According to Stadler 1970, p.15 the colours of the flag and the lion as well are symbolizing Welfen kin, especially the branch of the dukes of Lüneburg. The urn is symbolizing a prehistoric grave yard, which had been discovered in 1935.
Source: I got a description of the flag from the local police station on 5 August 2010.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2010
The coat of arms was approved by Regierungspräsident Lüneburg in 1968.
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