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Ershausen/Geismar Administrative Community (Germany)

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Ershausen/Geismar, Landkreis Eichsfeld, Thüringen

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[Ershausen municipal banner (- 1997)] image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Mar 2013
municipal banner of Ershausen until 1997, former seat of the community See also:

Ershausen/Geismar Administrative Community / (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Ershausen/Geismar)

Municipalities without proper Flags

The community itself and the following municipalities have no proper flags: Geismar, Krombach and Wiesenfeld.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Mar 2021


Bernterode (Heiligenstadt) Municipality

Bernterode Banner

[Bernterode (Heiligenstadt) municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Mar 2013
approved 4 October 1995

It is a green-white-green vertical triband, divided 1:4:1 with coat of arms shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Bernterode Coat of Arms

The shield is green, displaying a lumberman, cleaving a stomp with a hammer and a black wedge, all other charges are silver. Above right is a silver branch of beech having five leaves.
Meaning:
The name of the municipality means something like "forest clearance made by Bernhard". The main ensemble is thus canting. The branch is referring to local beech groves.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.28
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Bernterode

Bernterode had 237 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 8.6 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1290.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Dieterode Municipality

Dieterode Banner

[Dieterode municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Mar 2013

It is a red-white-red vertical triband, divided 1:4:1 with coat of arms shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Dieterode, version 21 March 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Dieterode Coat of Arms

Shield parted grady into green over gold; above a white flag issuant, charged with a throughout red cross; beneath a black axe in fess.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Dieterode, version 12 February 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Dieterode

Dieterode had 71 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 2.8 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1251.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Ershausen Municipality (- 1997)

Ershausen Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Ershausen Coat of Arms

The shield is golden. Beneath a black chevron in chief is a throughout red cross, charged in its centre by a silver 6-spokes wheel.
Meaning:
The wheel is reminding on the Archbishops of Mainz, the former rulers. The chevron is symbolizing the suffix ü-hausenü. It is representing a roof and also protection. Connected with the cross it is representing also local clerical buildings: the 14-saints chapel and the St.John's Monastery.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.51
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Ershausen

Ershausen had 1265 inhabitants in 2008. The municipality was first mentioned in 1272.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Kella Municipality

Kella Banner

[Kella municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 20 Mar 2013
approved 29 April 1996

It is a white-red-white vertical triband, divided 1:4:1 with coat of arms shifted to the top within the red stripe.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Kella Coat of Arms

The shield is silver; issuant from base a green mountain, charged with a silver 6-spokes wheel filled red; issuant from mountain a red, sinister-facing demi-griffin.
Meaning:
The griffin is alluding to Greifenstein Castle. In the middle ages the village had been impawned to the burgers of the castle for a long time. The mount is representing the arboreous mountain crowned by the ruins of the castle. Finally the wheel is alluding to the Archbishops of Mainz, the former rulers.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.76
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Kella

Kella had 500 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 5.1 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1386.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Martinfeld Municipality (- 1997)

Martinfeld Banner

[Martinfeld municipal banner (- 1997)] image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Mar 2013

It is a green-white vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Martinfeld Coat of Arms

The shield is parted per fess into silver over green. Over all a silver tower with black port and window and a black spire, flanked in chief by two beech leaves.
Meaning:
The tower is the western tower of the local parish church St. Ursula. The leaves are symbolizing the local beech groves.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.90
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Martinfeld

Martinfeld had 639 inhabitants in 2015. The municipality was first mentioned in 1071.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Pfaffschwende Municipality

Pfaffschwende Banner

[Pfaffschwende municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 22 Mar 2013
approved 4 November 1996

It is a white-green vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Pfaffschwende

The shield is parted per pale; at dexter green charged with a throughout silver, Latin cross; at sinister silver charged with a black, burning pale raguly, flambant golden fimbriated red.
Meaning:
The arms are punning. The cross is symbolizing a priest (German: Pfaffe), stressing the fact, that the village had been a possession of the church. The pale is representing the suffix " -schwende" , which means that the village was resulted from forest clearance done by burning the woods.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.95
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Pfaffschwende

Pfaffschwende had 330 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 4.0 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1407.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Schimberg Municipality

The communes Ershausen, Lehna, Martinfeld, Misserode, Rüstungen and Wilbich merged on 1 January 1997, forming the new municipality of Schimberg. The name giver is a mountain with four peaks, the main peak being 473 above the sea level. Schimberg has not yet proper symbols. Lehne, Misserode and Rüstungen also had no proper symbols. Schimberg had 2279 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 29.3 km². Schimberg is seat of VG Ershausen/Geismar.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Schwobfeld Municipality

Schwobfeld Banner

[Schwobfeld municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 26 Mar 2013

It is a green-white-green vertical triband, divided 1:4:1 with coat of arms shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Schwobfelde, version 12 February 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Schwobfeld Coat of Arms

The shield is green with a golden bordure, displaying seven silver men, holding a spear.
Meaning:
The village's name might be derived from "field of Swabians", If it is so, the seven men might refer to "The seven Swabians", a fairy tale, published among others by Brothers Grimm and Ludwig Bechstein. The Swabians, being cowards and fools, were hunting a "monster" with only one spear. The monster however turned out being a rabbit in the end.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Schwobfelde, version 12 February 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Schwobfeld

Schwobfeld had 113 inhabitants in 2015 and covers2.5  km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1323.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Sickerode Municipality

Sickerode Banner

[Sickerode municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 26 Mar 2013
approved 18 June 1993

It is a green-vertical vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Sickerode Coat of Arms

The shield is parted per fess. Above are two golden mattocks in saltire in a green field. Beneath are eight black lozenges, ordered 5:3, in a golden field.
Meaning:
The mattocks are representing the suffix "-rode" and thus alluding to former forest clearances. The lozenges are referring to the nickname of the local people, being called "grindstones".
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.105
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Sickerode

Sickerode had 146 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 2.0 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1178.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Volkerode Municipality

Volkerode Banner

[Volkerode municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Mar 2013
approved 29 April 1996

It is a green-yellow-green vertical triband, divided 1:4:1 with coat of arms shifted to the top within the yellow stripe.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Volkerode Coat of Arms

The shield is silver, a black bend charged with a golden sword. Above left is a green branch of linden tree with three leaves. Beneath right is a red bendy antler.
Meaning:
The sword is representing the Knights of Volkerode and is an attribute of St. Michael, the local patron saint. The branch is representing the linden tree on the local common. Finally the antler is reminding on the resettlement of deer in the Eichsfeld region, which began in Volkerode.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.116
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Volkerode

Volkerode had 225 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 6.9 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1227.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Wilbich Municipality

Wilbich Banner

[Wilbich municipal banner (- 1997)] image by Jörg Majewski, 23 Mar 2013

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband, divided 1:4:1 with coat of arms shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Wilbich Coat of Arms

The shield is parted per pale; at dexter a green field charged with a silver baptistery; at sinister a black field divided by a silver, wavy bend sinister, charged with a blue trout.
Meaning:
The municipality's name is derived from "Wildebach" (= wild creek), symbolized by bend wavy and trout. The sinister half is thus canting. The baptistery is that one located in the local church.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.125
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Wilbich

Wilbich had 400 inhabitants in 2015. The municipality was first mentioned in1358.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


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