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City of Neustadt in Holstein (Germany)

Stadt Neustadt in Holstein, Kreis Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Neustadt in Holstein flag] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 15 Aug 2006
adopted 3 April 1969 See also:

City of Neustadt in Holstein

Neustadt in Holstein City Flag

Description of flag:
The ratio is 3:5. It is a plain blue flag. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag, fimbriated white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2012

Neustadt in Holstein Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
It is a red shield. A golden (= yellow) boat is cruising across blue and silver waves. Two men are sitting in the boat, one is steering the boat. The other one is rising his arm, swearing an oath. A silver (= white) nettle leaf is impending above the boat.
The colours are those of Schleswig-Holstein. The nettle leaf is symbolizing the counts of Holstein, the former rulers and the founders of (Kremper) Neustadt (Krempe New Town, Krempe is nowadays Altenkrempe) about 1244. The waves are symbolizing the Kremper Au (a local creek) the Binnenwasser (its mouth) and the Neustadt Bight (a part of the Baltic Sea). The boat is symbolizing shipping and trading. The swearing man is alluding to a confederacy of seafaring merchants. The pattern changed several times. The current coat of arms is based upon the oldest version, proven in prints at least since 1351.
Source: Reißmann 1997, p.251 and Stadler 1970, p.105

The flag was approved on 3 April 1969. The coat of arms was approved on 18 October 1934. The artists are Georg Fink and Erwin Nöbbe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2012

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