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Leinetal Administrative Community (Germany)

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Leinetal, Landkreis Eichsfeld, Thüringen

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Leinetal Administrative Community / (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Leinetal)

Municipalities without proper Flags

The community itself and the following municipalities have no proper flags: Bodenrode-Westhausen, Glasehausen and Heuthen.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Mar 2012


Geisleden Municipality

Geisleden Banner

[Geisleden municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Apr 2013
approved 6 June 1997

It is a red-yellow-red 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

Geisleden Coat of Arms

It is a red shield, flanked by silver pallets wavy, a woman dressed golden, sitting and spinning with silver chair and silver tools.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Geisleden, version 4 May 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Geisleden

Geisleden had 990 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 16.6 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1022.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Hohes Kreuz Municipality

Hohes Kreuz Banner

[Hohes Kreuz municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 3 Apr 2013

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband, divided 1:2:1 with coat of arms shifted to the top within the white stripe.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Hohes Kreuz Coat of Arms

The shield is blue, divided by a red cross fimbriated silver. In the centre of the cross is a silver 6-spokes wheel, emerging from wheel are four silver oak leaves, one upon each cross bar.
Meaning:
The four arms of the cross are probably representing the former municipalities of Bischhagen, Mengelrode, Siemerode and Streitholz, which merged on 1 January 1991. The wheel is representing the Archbishops of Mainz, the former rulers. The oak leaves a re alluding to the Eichsfeld region.
Source: 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Hohes Kreuz, version 16 August 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Hohes Kreuz

Hohes Kreuz had 1293 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 18.0 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1991, Siemerode in 1055, Mengelrode in 1310, Bischhagen in 1445 and Streitholz in 1286.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Reinholterode Municipality

Reinholterode Banner

[Reinholterode municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Apr 2013

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

Reinholterode Coat of Arms

The shield is golden, divided by a red cross, superimposing a black mattock and a black key in saltire. The centre of the cross is charged with a silver 6-spokes wheel. The shield has a red base charged with a silver serpent.
Meaning:
The serpent was the only figure displayed in the local seal from 1953 until 1994. The mattock probably is representing the suffix "-rode", a settlement created by forest clearance. The wheel is representing the Archbishops of Mainz, the former rulers.
Sources: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.96 and ?2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Reinholterode , version 8 July 2014
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Reinholterode

Reinholterode had 766 inhabitants in 2015. The municipality was first mentioned in1238.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Steinbach Municipality

Steinbach Banner

[Steinbach (Eichsfeld) municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Apr 2013
approved 21 November 1995

It is a It is a blue-yellow-blue 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

Steinbach Coat of Arms

The shield is blue and shows a golden owl guardant, accompanied in sinister chief by a silver fleur-de-lis. It has a silver base, divided by a blue bar wavy, charged with five golden stones.
Meaning:
The owl is referring to the nickname of the inhabitants. The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of Assumption, the patron of the chapel of Etzelsbach. The bar wavy filled with stones is a canting element. The municipality's name means "stoney creek".
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.109
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Steinbach

Steinbach had 542 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 8.5 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1297.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Wingerode Municipality

Wingerode Banner

[Wingerode municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Apr 2013
approved 23 February 1996

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

Wingerode Coat of Arms

The shield is mantled. Above right in a red field a silver bend sinister wavy; above left in a red field a silver, bendy axe; in silver base is a red, flambant heart, charged (blazon says "tierced") with three golden nails.
Meaning:
The flambant heart is reminding on Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit Order. It is also alluding to the Jesuit College in nearby Heiligenstadt. Finally it is alluding to St. Ignatius Chapel, being a place of pilgrimage since more than 300 years. The bend sinister is representing Leine River. The axe is reminding on the fact, that the settlement developed by forest clearance.
Source: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.126
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Presentation of Wingerode

Wingerode had 1184 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 9.8 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1146.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


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