List of German flags: Wikis

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This is a list of flags used by and in Germany. For more information about the national flag, visit the article Flag of Germany.

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National Flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Germany.svg 1949– National flag A tricolour, made of three equal horizontal bands coloured black (top), red, and gold (bottom)
Flag of Germany (state).svg 1949– Bundesdienstflagge (state flag). This flag may only be used by federal government authorities. The national flag with the Bundesschild (a variant of the coat of arms of Germany) in the middle.
Flag of Germany (Hanging).svg 1996– Bannerflagge National flag (Hanging)
Flag of Germany (Hanging state flag).svg 1949– State flag (Hanging)

Presidential Standard

Flag Date Use Description
Standarte des Bundespräsidenten.svg Standard of the Federal President The standard depicts the elements of the coat of arms of Germany

Military and State flags

Flag Date Use Description
Naval Ensign of Germany.svg Flag of the German Navy (war ensign) and naval jack The national flag with the Bundesschild (a variant of the coat of arms of Germany) in the middle.
Flagge Generalinspekteur Bundeswehr.svg Standard of Inspector General of the Bundeswehr
Colour of Germany.svg Troop Flag of the Bundeswehr
Flag of German post (1950-1994).svg 1950–1994 Flag of the German Post
Flag of German post minister.svg 1950–1994 Flag of the German Post Minister
Flag of German post president.svg 1950–1994 Flag of the German Post President
Flag of German post state secretary.svg 1950–1994 Flag of the German Post State Secretary

Flags of German states

See: Flags of German states

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Civil flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Baden-Württemberg.svg Civil flag of Baden-Württemberg
Flag of Bavaria (striped).svg Civil flag of Bavaria
Flag of Bavaria (lozengy).svg Civil flag of Bavaria (lozengy variant).
Flag of Berlin.svg Civil flag of Berlin
Flag of Brandenburg.svg Civil flag of Brandenburg
Flag of Bremen.svg Civil flag of Bremen
Flag of Bremen (middle arms).svg Civil flag of Bremen (with middle arms)
Flag de-bremen flagarms.png Civil flag of Bremen (with flag arms)
Flag of Hamburg.svg Civil flag of Hamburg
Flag of Hesse.svg Civil flag of Hesse
Flag of Lower Saxony.svg Civil flag of Lower Saxony
Flag of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.svg Civil flag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia.svg Civil flag of North Rhine-Westphalia
Flag of Rhineland-Palatinate.svg Civil flag of Rhineland-Palatinate
Flag de-saarland 300px.png Civil flag of Saarland
Flag of Saxony.svg Civil flag of Saxony
Flag of Saxony-Anhalt.svg Civil flag of Saxony-Anhalt
Flag of Schleswig-Holstein.svg Civil flag of Schleswig-Holstein
Flag of Thuringia.svg Civil flag of Thuringia

State service flags

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Baden-Württemberg (state, lesser arms).svg Lesser state service flag of Baden-Württemberg
Flag of Baden-Württemberg (state, greater arms).svg Greater state service flag of Baden-Württemberg
Flag of Bavaria (striped).svg State service flag of Bavaria (striped variant)
Flag of Bavaria (lozengy).svg State service flag of Bavaria (lozengy variant)
Flag of Berlin (state).svg 1954–2007 State service flag of Berlin
Flag of Brandenburg.svg State service flag of Brandenburg
Flag of Bremen (middle arms).svg State service flag of Bremen (with lesser arms)
Flag de-bremen flagarms.png State service flag of Bremen (with flag arms)
Flag of Hamburg.svg State service flag of Hamburg
Admiralty flag of Hamburg.svg Admiralty flag of Hamburg (used by state ships)
Flag of Hesse (state).svg State service flag of Hesse
Flag of Lower Saxony.svg Flag of Lower Saxony (on land)
Flag of Lower Saxony (state ensign).svg State service ensign of Lower Saxony (at sea)
Flag of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (state).svg State service flag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia (state).svg State service flag of North Rhine-Westphalia
Flag of Rhineland-Palatinate.svg State service flag of Rhineland-Palatinate
Flag de-saarland 300px.png Flag of Saarland
Flag of Saxony (state).svg State service flag of Saxony
Flag of Saxony-Anhalt (state).svg State service flag of Saxony-Anhalt
Flag of Schleswig-Holstein (state).svg State service flag of Schleswig-Holstein
Flag of Thuringia (state).svg State service flag of Thuringia

Historical flags

National Assembly (1848)

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg 1848 (at Frankfurt assembly) State and national flag
War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg 1848–1852 War flag

North German Confederation (1867–1871)

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the German Empire.svg 1867–1871 State and national flag A tricolour, made of three equal horizontal bands coloured black (top), white, and red (bottom).
War Ensign of Germany 1871-1892.svg 1867–1871 War Ensign
Germany-Jack-1867.svg 1867–1871 Gösch (marine jack)

German Empire (1871–1918)

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the German Empire.svg 1871–1918 National and civil flag
War Ensign of Germany 1871-1892.svg 1871–1892 Reichskriegsflagge (Imperial Navy War Ensign)
War Ensign of Germany 1892-1903.svg 1892–1903 Reichskriegsflagge (War Ensign)
War Ensign of Germany 1903-1918.svg 1903–1918 (1921) Reichskriegsflagge
Flag of German Empire (jack 1903).svg 1903–1918 Gösch (marine jack)

Imperial Family Standards

Flag Date Use Description
Kaiserstandarte Version1.svg 1871 Emperor William I's Standard
Kaiserstandarte Version2.svg 1871–1888 German Emperor's Standard
Kaiserstandarte.svg 1888–1918 German Emperor's Standard
Kaiserinnenstandarte 1871.svg 1871–1901 Empress Augusta and
Empress Frederick's Standard
Kaiserinstandarte 1888.svg 1888–1918 Empress Augusta Viktoria's Standard
Kronprinzenstandarte Version1.svg 1871–1888 Standard of the Crown Prince
Kronprinzenstandarte Version2.svg 1888–1918 Standard of the Crown Prince

Weimar Republic (1919–1933)

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg 1919–1933 National- und Handelsflagge (state and national flag)
Flag of Weimar Republic (merchant).svg 1919–1933 Handelsflagge (merchant flag)
Flag of Weimar Republic (merchant+cross).svg 1921–1933 Handelsflagge (variant with cross)
War Ensign of Weimar Republic 1919-1921.svg 1919-1921 Reichskriegsflagge (war flag)
Flag of Weimar Republic (war).svg 1921–1933 Reichskriegsflagge
Flag of Weimar Republic (jack).svg 1921–1933 Gösch (marine jack)
Standarte des Bundespräsidenten.svg 1921–1926 Standard of the President
Standarte Reichspräsident 1926-1933.svg 1926–1933 Standard of the President
Flag of Weimar Republic (defence minister 1919).svg 1919–1921 Flag of Defence Minister
Flag of Weimar Republic (defence minister 1921).svg 1921–1933 Flag of Defence Minister
Reichsbanner chapter Stockheim.png 1924–1933 Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold (chapter Stockheim), unofficial paramilitary organization The Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold was an unofficial republican paramilitary organization dominated by social democrats, liberals and members of the catholic center party, to defend the Weimar Republic against national socialists, communists and monarchists.

Third Reich (1933–1945)

See: Flags of Nazi Germany

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Germany 1933.svg 1933–1945 Nationalflagge und Handelsflagge (national and merchant flag) A red field with a white disk in the centre, with a black swastika or hakenkreuz at a 45 degree angle.
National flag of Germany 1933-1935.svg 1933–1935 Nationalflagge und Handelsflagge
Banner of Germany 1933.svg 1933–1945 Banner of Germany Banners were of various lengths, which were hung vertically on public buildings.
Germany-Jack-1933.svg 1933–1935 Gösch (marine jack) and Reichskriegsflagge (war flag)
National- und Handelsflagge 1935-1945 (HK links versetzt).svg 1935–1945 Gösch Similar to national flag, but with swastika and disc slightly off-center.
War Ensign of Germany 1935-1938.svg 1935–1938 Reichskriegsflagge
War Ensign of Germany 1938-1945.svg 1938–1945 Reichskriegsflagge
Reichsdienstflagge.jpg 1935, since Oct. 1935 Reichsdienstflagge Reich Service Flag
Standarte Reichspräsident 1933-1935.svg 1933–1935 (de facto up to 1934) Standard of President
Standarte Adolf Hitlers.svg 1935–1945 Standard of Adolf Hitler
RKM 1933 - 1935.svg 1933–1935 Flag of the Minister of Defence
Wermacht Commander-in-Chief flag.svg 1935–1938 Flag of the Wehrmacht Commander in Chief (replaced the Minister of Defence)
Flag Schutzstaffel.svg 1935–1945 Flag of the Schutzstaffel (SS)
Ordnungspolizei flag.svg 1936–1945 Flag of the Ordnungspolizei (OrPo) ("Order Police", the national regular police organization of the Third Reich)

Allied Control Council (1945–1950)

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Germany (1946-1949).svg 1946–1949 ”C-Pennant” (provisional civil ensign)

DDR—East Germany (1949–1990)

See: Flag of the German Democratic Republic

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Germany.svg 1949–1959 Staatsflagge (state flag)
Flag of East Germany.svg 1959–1990 Staatsflagge (state flag) 1959–1990 Handelsflagge (national flag) 1973–1990 Tricolor of black, red and yellow (same as West German colors), but bears the coat of arms of East Germany, consisting of a compass and a hammer encircled with rye.
Flag of East Germany - merchant 1959-1973.svg 1959–1973 Merchant flag
Flag of German post (East Germany).svg 1959–1973 Flag of East German Post
Flag of East Germany Post (1975-1990).svg 1975–1990 Flag of East German Post
Flag of president of East Germany.svg 1955–1990 Standard of the President
Flag of president of state council of East Germany.svg 1960–1990 Standard of President of State Council
Flag of NVA (East Germany).svg Flag of Nationale Volksarmee
Regimental colours of NVA (East Germany).svg Truppenfahne (regimental colours of Nationale Volksarmee)
Flag of warships of VM (East Germany).svg Naval Ensign
Flag of boats of border troops (East Germany).svg Flag of boats of border troops

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