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Municipality of Oststeinbek (Germany)

Gemeinde Oststeinbek, Kreis Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Oststeinbek flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 25 Aug 2006
approved 24 April 1984 See also:

Municipality of Oststeinbek

Oststeinbek Municipal Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white over blue horizontal triband with ratio approx. 1:5:1. The coat of arms is in the middle of the white stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2013

Oststeinbek Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is a red shield bearing a silver (= white) nettle leaf. The nettle leaf is superimposed by a black millwheel over a blue fess wavy.
The colours, except black, are those of Schleswig-Holstein. The nettle leaf is symbolizing the affiliation with Holstein. The fess wavy is symbolizing the Glinder Au, a local creek. The wheel is symbolizing a watermill, which had been used first as a cornmill and afterwards as a churning mill. The mill had great economic importance in the past.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.267

The flag was approved on 24 April 1984. The coat of arms was approved on 15 April 1975. The artist is Günter Pollex from Glinde.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2013

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