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Municipality of Ahrensbök (Germany)

Gemeinde Ahrensbök, Kreis Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ahrensbök municipal flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 12 Aug 2006
adopted 24 April 1978 See also:

Municipality of Ahrensbök

Ahrensbök Municipal Flag

Description of flag:
"Inmitten eines weißen, oben und unten von einem roten Streifen begrenzten Tuches das Gemeindewappen ohne Schild, etwas zur Stange verschoben."
On a white field bounded at the top and bottom by red stripes, the municipal arms without shield, shifted slightly towards the hoist.
Source: Municipal Roll of Arms Schleswig-Holstein Online.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 Oct 2008

Ahrensbök Municipal Coat of Arms

Description of Coat of Arms:
"In Silber eine bewurzelte grüne Buche, belegt mit einem goldenen Schild, darin ein abgerissener, rotbewehrter schwarzer Adlerkopf."
Argent a beech vert eradicated, surtout on an inescutcheon or an eagle's head sable armed gules.
The arms are canting, as an "Arn" is an "Adler" , an eagle, and a "Bök" is a "Buche", a beech.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 Oct 2008

The municipality has its seeds in the appearance of St. Mary, which a pilgrim had watched in an aerie on top of a beech. Thus in 1328 here a chapel had been erected, dedicated to St. Mary, the base of a later established parish. In 1397 an additional monastery of the Carthusian Order was established, which was secularized in 1565 and became a district (Amt) of the dukes of Plön. Ahrensbök gained the rank of a market town in 1829, of a city in 1912, but lost this rank in 1933. This wide spread municipality today has 19 settlement cores, which is probably symbolized by the 19 roots of the beech.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.70

The flag was approved on 24 April 1978. The coat of arms was approved on 15 June 1962. The artist is Wilhelm Horst Lippert from Brunsbüttel.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Dec 2012

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