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City of Reinbek (Germany)

Stadt Reinbek, Kreis Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Reinbek flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 27 Aug 2006
approved 16 January 1953 See also:

City of Reinbek

Reinbek City Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is an armorial flag. The figures are slightly shifted to the hoist.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2013

Reinbek Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The red shield is divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy. Around the fess are three oak leaves of the same colour ordered trefly.
In 1250 a monastery of Cistercian nuns was built here. Its name later became the name of the nearby village. After its secularization (1528) and destruction (1534) Duke Adolf of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf started the construction of a renaissance palace in 1572. Reinbek gained city rights in 1952. The leaves are taken from the arms of the von Bismarck kin. Reinbek is surrounded by Bismarck's domains in the Sachsenwald. The fess wavy is a canting element, symbolizing Reinbek creek. The colours are those of Holstein and Stormarn as well.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.286 and Stadler 1970, p.107

The flag was approved on 16 January 1953. The coat of arms was approved on 22 August 1935. The artist is Wilhelm Victor Taubner from Reinbek.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Feb 2013

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