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Municipality of Wentorf bei Hamburg (Germany)

Gemeinde Wentorf bei Hamburg, Kreis Herzogtum Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2013-03-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Wentorf bei Hamburg municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Sep 2006
approved 19 February 1974 See also:

Wentorf bei Hamburg municipality

Wentorf Municipal Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. The hoist side displays the coat of arms without shield. The flyend is horizontally divided into nine alternating black and yellow stripes.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Feb 2013

Wentorf Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In the golden shield is a black wheel with six spokes. The chief is divided by a green, horizontal crancelin, called rues' wreath (German: Rautenkranz)
The crancelin and the colours gold (= yellow) and black are taken form the arms of the Dukes of Saxe-Lauenburg from the Askanian kin, rulers until 1689. The wheel is representing rural life in the past, trading and traffic alongside the street from Hamburg to Lüback, the nowadays federal road B207 and the changes of life in modern times. The diadem originally had been a wreath of intertwined rues (German: Raute; Latin: Ruta).
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.362

Flag and coat of arms were approved on 19 February 1974. The artist is Hans Erwin Krause from Wentorf bei Hamburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Feb 2013

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