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3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 1 Sep 2008
Flag adopted ?
A photography of the county flag can be seen here:
And, indeed, they are using a "Hissflagge" (horizontal hoisted flag)
and not one of the usual vertical variants.
Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 11 Oct 2008
Description of coat of arms: The shield is divided per fess. On the
chief are three silver (=white) crosses in a red field. The crossbars are
broader at their ends. On the base is a light blue, rampant, double queued
lion, red armed and red tongued surrounded by eight red hearts, all in
a silvery(=white) field.
Meaning: The blue lion is that one of Welfen dynasty, the former rulers of the duchy of Lüneburg. About crosses and hearts I have no information.
Source: A black and white image taken from the county's official letter-head. The tinctures I spotted on a boundary post between Lüneburg county and Uelzen county.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Sep 2008