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Comprehensive Municipality of Brookmerland (East Frisia, Germany)

Samtgemeinde Brookmerland, Kreis Aurich, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2014-01-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Comprehensive Municipality of Brookmerland

Brookmerland consists of Marienhafe market town and the municipalities of Leezdorf, Osteel, Rechtsupweg, Upgant-Schott and Wirdum. The former southern part of Brookmerland, the home of the tom-Brook kin, was separated apart during the incorporation to France. The northern part was administered by Norden, the southern part, today more or less Südbrookmerland municipality, by Aurich. Later on Prussia kept the new boundaries.

Brookmerland Municipal Flag

Description of flag:
It is a blue over yellow over blue horizontal triband.
The colours are those from the coat of arms of the comprehensive municipality, showing the golden eagle of the tom-Brook kin in a blue field. The eagle is crowned golden, two more coronets are added upon the tops of both wings. Two spur-wheels are added at the bottom.
Source: Information was given by Mr.Ziegler on 15 September 2009 in the town hall, located in the municipality of Marienhafe. According to him there exists no flag with coat of arms nor have the single municipalities flags of their own. (editorial note: According to Jörg Majewski this information is no longer valid for Marienhafe; kms)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Sep 2009

Market Town of Marienhafe

Marienhafe Town Flag

[Marienhafe Town flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2013

Description of flag:
It is a red over yellow over red horizontal triband. The coat of arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2013

Marienhafe Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess into red over gold (= yellow). Above is a golden (= yellow) demi-eagle issuant with cornets of the same colour above his head and wings. Below is a red anchor between two upside down beakers of the same colour.
Marienhafe had been the centre of the Brookmerland and was seat of a provbost and his court. The egle is taken from the arms of the tom-Brook kin, former rulers of the Brookmerland, who were sporadically also ruling Eastern Frisia. Since 1396, the brotherhood of famous pirate Klaus Störtebeker, an enemy of Hamburg, used Marienhafe as a naval base and a hideaway supported by the local chieftain. The beakers are alluding to Störtebeker, while the anchor is representing shipping.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.58

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2013

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