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Papenteich Comprehensive Municipality (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Papenteich, Landkreis Gifhorn, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2019-05-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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Papenteich Comprehensive Municipality

Papenteich Flag

It is a red over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Papenteich Comprehensive Municipality, version 9 July 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 May 2019

Papenteich Banner

[Papenteich comprehensive municipal flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 May 2019

It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: §2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Papenteich Comprehensive Municipality, version 9 July 2012
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 May 2019

Papenteich Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Gules, a lion passant Or, armed and tongued Azure; beneath Or parted by a chevron Azure, flanked at dexter by a plough share Vert, at sinister by an axe Gules in pale, and in base by a heraldic rose Gules, seeded Or and barbed Vert and superimposing a cross Moline Sable.
Meaning:
The lion is symbolising that the region belonged to the Dukes of Lüneburg from the Welfen kin. The rose is symbolising the flourishing municipalities under the roof of a comprehensive municipality, symbolised by the chevron. The plough share is alluding to agriculture as main business line. The axe is reminding on the Counts of Papenteich, name givers of the comprehensive municipality, and their right to judge pleas of life and member.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 May 2019

The arms were approved on 7 February 1974.
Klaus-Michael Schneider,


Adenbüttel Municipality

Adenbüttel Flag


[Adenbüttel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2019

It is a black over red over yellow (Y+) tricolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2019

Adenbüttel Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a symmetric chapel Or with belfry, in chief flanked by numbers Or "12" (dexter) and "26" (sinister), issuant from base Gules a fivefold eradicated oak Vert with alternating five leaves and four acorns.
Meaning:
The municipality was first mentioned in a dade in 1226. The chapel is symbolising that Adenbüttel had been the first village in the region introducing a protestant service during the Protestant Reformation in 1524. The oak is symbolising agriculture and forestry. The five roots are symbolising the former fragmentation of the village and the stem its coalescence. The flag colours are those of the flag of Lower Saxony.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2019

The arms were adopted in 1976 on occasion of the 750-years anniversary. The flag had never been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 May 2019


Didderse Municipality

Didderse Flag


[Didderse municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 May 2007

It is a blue-white-blue horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 2:9:2. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the hoist.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 8 May 2007

Didderse Banner

[Didderse municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 8 May 2007

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 2:9:2. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 8 May 2007

Didderse Coat of Arms

[Didderse municipal CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 8 May 2007

Shield parted per bend sinister; above right Or semy of heartlets Gules; a demi-lion issuant Azure, armed and tongued Gules bearing a horn Argent pointing to base by his forepaws; beneath Gules a blossom of asparagus Argent.
Meaning:
The Lüneburgian lion with horn is symbolising that the municipality belonged to Gifhorn county and the Duchy of Lüneburg for a long time. The heartlets were added in order to distinguish the lion from that one of Braunschweig. The cultivation of asparagus is an important local business line. The colours white and red are alluding to nearby Braunschweig and its economic importance.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2019

Flag, banner and arms were approved on 27 October 1981.
Jörg Majewski, 8 May 2007


Meine Municipality

Meine Flag


[Meine municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 May 2007

It is a white-blue-white horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the hoist.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski,

Meine Banner

[Meine municipal banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 9 May 2007

It is a white-blue-white vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:4:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 9 May 2007

Meine Coat of Arms

[Meine municipal CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 9 May 2007

Shield parted per fess, above Argent an octagonal windmill Gules with port, windows and roof sable and vanes Or in X-position, beneath Or, a horse forcene Sable beneath a bar wavy Azure.
Meaning:
The Dutch windmill is a local landmark, the so called "Erdholländer", built in 1864. The mill also connects agriculture with crafts and industry. The bar wavy with eight waves is symbolising the eight settlement cores of the municipality and the Mittelland Channel. The horse is taken from the arms of the Lords of Grote. It is also alluding to the local economic importance of horses in the transport business, before the railway was invented.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2019

Flag and banner were approved on 20 July 1981. The arms were approved on 15 December 1980.
Jörg Majewski, 9 May 2007


Grassel Village

Grassel Flag


[Grassel village flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 10 May 2007

It is a white-green-white horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the hoist.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 10 May 2007

Grassel Banner

[Grassel village banner] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 May 2007

It is a white-green-white vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 3:7:3. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 10 May 2007

Grassel Coat of Arms

[Grassel village CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 10 May 2007

Shield Argent, issuant from base a mount Vert, on its top a bushel of grass Vert.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2019

Flag, banner and arms were approved on 23 October 1969.
Jörg Majewski, 10 May 2007


Rötgesbüttel Municipality

The municipality has no proper flag.
Source: §2 of the local Hauptsatzung, version 21 June 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2019


Schwülper Municipality

Schwülper Flag


[Schwülper municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 May 2007

It is a white-red-white horizontal triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms without shield is in the middle of the red stripe.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 11 May 2007

Schwülper Banner

[Schwülper municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 11 May 2007

It is a white-red-white vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:2:1. The coat of arms without shield is in the red stripe and shifted to the top.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 11 May 2007

Schwülper Coat of Arms

[Schwülper municipal CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 11 May 2007

Shield Gules, a stylised oak stem Argent with two leaves.
Meaning:
The arms are based on the former municipal arms of Groß Schwülper and the arms of the Lords of Swilbere. The ensemble is furthermore symbolising surviving in hard times, as the stem is nearly bold with just two leaves.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2019

Flag and banner were approved on 18 September 1981. The arms were approved on 10 August 1981.
Jörg Majewski, 11 May 2007


Vordorf Municipality

Vordorf Flag


[Vordorf unicipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 May 2007

It is a blue-yellow horizontal bicolour. The coat of arms is slightly shifted to the hoist.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 12 May 2007

Vordorf Banner

[Vordorf municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 May 2007

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Arnold Rabbow: "Neues Braunschweigisches Wappenbuch", Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, 2003
Jörg Majewski, 12 May 2007

Vordorf Coat of Arms

[Vordorf municipal CoA] image by Jörg Majewski, 12 May 2007

Shield Or with base Azure, charged with three connected acorns Or in fess; above a demi-lion issuant Azure, armed and tongued Gules, surrounded by five hearts Gules.
Meaning:
The upper field is a differentiation of the arms of the Dukes of Lüneburg and the city of Lüneburg. The connected acorns are symbolising the united villages of Eickhorst, Rethen and Vordorf.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 May 2019

Flag and banner were approved on 1 September 1986. The arms were approved on 26 August 1986.
Jörg Majewski, 12 May 2007


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