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Municipality of Halstenbek (Germany)

Gemeinde Halstenbek, Kreis Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Halstenbek flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Jun 2006
approved 19 April 1985 See also: See also:

Current Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a green over yellow over black horizontal tricolor with ratio 1:2:1. The black stripe is divided by a white, wavy line. Shifted to the hoist there are three green fir trees in the yellow stripe all having yellow roots in the black stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2012

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a golden (= yellow) field are three green fir trees. The shield has a black base divided by a silver (= white) fess wavy. The golden (= yellow) roots of the firs are superimposing the base.
Halstenbek is called the "cradle of the German forest", which is right, because 75% of the surface is used by forestry. Here 60% of all seedlings for German forests are grown. As softwood is predominating, fir trees had been chosen. The golden roots are symbolizing the economic profit. The fess wavy is symbolizing the suffix "-bek", which means creek.
Source: Reißmann 1997 , p.162
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Nov 2012

The flag was approved on 19 April 1985. The coat of arms was approved on 21 October 1969. The artist is Wilhelm HorstLippert from Brunsbüttel.

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