Garstedt is a small town southeast of Hamburg, Kreis Harburg. On
[broken link] of the independent voters (Unabhängige Wählergemeinschaft)
of Garstedt appear the flag and coat-of-arms. The coat-of-arms is canting,
as spear in old Germanic was gar. Garstedt is part of Samtgemeinde*
Salzhausen - *A "Samtgemeinde" (SG*), also called "collective
municipality" is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative
community in Lower Saxony.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Feb 2000