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Comprehensive Municipality of Himmelpforten (Germany)

Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten, Stade county, Lower Saxony

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Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten

[Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 May 2009
Samtgemeinde Himmelpforten consists of the municipalities Düdenbüttel, Engelschoff, Großenwörden, Hammah, Himmelpforten (seat).
Description of banner:
The ratio is estimated 5:2. According to Hauptsatzung, dated 22 August 1996, it is a golden banner with a double blue flank with the coat of arms in the golden field. In fact it is easier. It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical triband with ratio between the stripes 1:3:1. The coat of arms is in the yellow field shifted to the top.
For further information click: here
Source: I spotted this banner on 6 May 2009 in the municipal hall of Himmelpforten.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

*A "Samtgemeinde", (English: "comprehensive municipality") is a combination of several municipalities to an administrative community in Lower Saxony.

Arms

[SG Himmelpforten CoA] image from wikipedia.
Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. The first field is blue with five connected golden Gothic vaults. The vault in the centre is slightly higher and topped by a black cross. Also topped by black crosses are the outer vaults. The second field is green superimposed by a white fessy, wavy line.
Meaning:
The vaults are probably representing the five municipalities being parts of the comprehensive municipality.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Himmelpforten municipality

[Himmelpforten municipal flag] 15:8 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 May 2009

Description of banner: The ratio is estimated 15:8. It is a blue and yellow vertical bicolour with the coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: I spotted this banner on 6 May 2009 in the municipal hall of Himmelpforten.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Himmelpforten municipal Arms

[Himmelpforten municipal CoA] image from the info-site.

Description of coat of arms:
In a blue shield with a very thin silver bordure is a golden Gothic vault. In the vault there is standing an abbess, dressed in a silver robe and holding a golden crozier.
Meaning:
The coat of arms reminds of a monastery, which had been established at this place by nuns of Cistercians (Sacer Ordo Cisterciensis(SOC)) about 750 years ago. They called it porta coeli (=heavenís gate or German: Himmelspforte).
For further information click: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 May 2009

Municipality of Düdenbüttel Flag

[Düdenbüttel municipal flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2009

Description of flag:
The ratio of flag is 3:5. It is a white over red horizontal bicolour with the coat of arms in its centre.
Source: Werner Heinbockel e.a."950 Jahre Düdenbüttel", Stade 2009, frontpage Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2009

Düdenbüttel Banner

[Düdenbüttel banner] 23:14 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2009
Flag adopted 4 November 1976

Description of banner:
The ratio of flag is 23:14. It is a white and red vertical bicolour with the coat of arms shifted to the top.
Source: Werner Heinbockel e.a."950 Jahre Düdenbüttel", Stade 2009, frontpage
Source: photo located by Col. Em. Dr. Rudolf Kinzinger Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Jan 2009

Düdenbüttel Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. In a blue field is a silver(=white) rider on a silver(=white) horse, facing the dexter side. The base is silver(=white) with three red flames(=gyrons).
Meaning:
In the year 1764 the village suffered under a heavy firestorm, which left only five houses. A legend tells, that a rider on a white horse came from the direction of Stade. He stopped, looked at the fire, surrounded it once and cried with a mighty voice: "Not further than here!". He turned his horse and rode back without looking at the fire again. Then the fire indeed didn't extend any further. For this reason a special service was held in the local church until 1901.
Source: description by Col. Em. Dr. Rudolf Kinzinger


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