1919–1933 and since 1949. National and merchant flag (Bundes- und Handelsflagge). A tricolour, made of three equal horizontal bands coloured black (top), red, and gold (bottom).
950–Present State flag and ensign (Bundesdienstflagge) and war flag (Kriegsflagge). 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 centre. The flag was originally used 1921–1933 in the Weimar Republic. While identical in heraldic terms to the original Weimar era flag, the modern exact design is slightly simplified.
National flag with coat of arms (Bundesflagge mit Staatswappen). Unofficial version, the private use of which is permitted.
1996 – Present Hanging national flag (Bannerflagge).
1996–Present Hanging state flag.
1921–1926 and since 1950 Standard of the President of Germany The standard depicts the elements of the coat of arms. A version of the standard that is identical in heraldic terms, but with a slightly different exact design, was used 1926–1933.
1956–Present War ensign and naval jack (Seekriegsflagge und Gösch) of the German Navy A swallowtail variant of the state flag.
1957– Present Standard of Inspector General of the Bundeswehr.
1964– Present Troop colour (Truppenfahne) of the Bundeswehr.
1950–1994 Flag of the German Post.
1950–1994 Flag of the German Post Minister.
1950–1994 Flag of the German Post President. A swallowtail variant of the postal flag.
1950–1994 Flag of the German Post State Secretary.
Homemade reichskriegsflagge at German reunification celebrations in 1990.
Flag of unified Germany (1989-present).
German football fans during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Some flags seen here contain the federal coat of arms and must not be confused with the state flag, which displays the Bundesschild.
German Military History with a focus on World War 2 History including other areas of German History