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The Flag of Austria

The flag of Austria is recognised as one of the oldest symbols used by any modern nation in the world, with its first recorded use being as early as 1230. A local legend goes that a Duke Leapold V of Austria was fighting in The Siege of Acre during the 3rd Crusade. He wore a white garment, which had been soaked with blood in the fighting. He then removed his thick belt, revealing a band of preserved white cloth. He was so struck by this image that he quickly adopted it as his own banner in the remaining battles. In addition to this, the horizontal triband design of red, white, and red is believed to originate from the shield of the Babenberg Dynasty, an aristocratic family from medieval Austria. This design was used in order to represent the nation itself, in contrast to an alternative design of yellow and black, originating from the crest of the reigning Habsburg Monarchy. Although this alternate design did go on to represent the Austrian Empire from 1700-1867. The current flag did however see six years of disuse, when the Germans annexed Austria in 1939, with the flag not being officially reinstated until the 1st of May, 1945, one week before VE day. Its current proportions being 2:3, and it is currently used as a civil flag and naval ensign. Our range of Austrian Flags and other related products means that no matter your needs, we will have the right, high quality product for you. Even if you do not need an Austrian Flag, we have a huge range of other flag based products with designs from almost every nation on Earth!
The flag of Austria is available to buy online here at North West Flags. We offer outstanding quality at an unbeatable price on all our Austria Flags and bunting products. UK delivery is Free of Charge and we aim to dispatch orders received by 2pm the very same day. Delivery usually takes 1-4 days depending on the delivery service you choose. Our great range of Austria flags include our popular flagpole size 5ft x 3ft and also great value Austria table flags to brighten up any business conference or meeting.
The flag of Austria is a simple design, consisting of three equal horizontal bands of red, white and red. Legend has it that the colours and design originate from 1191, when Duke Leopold V while in battle, hit white tunic became so bloodstained, the only white part was the band around his middle which was covered by his sword belt making a red / white / red pattern found on the flag today.
If your wondering where the best place to buy Austria Flags, Bunting, table flags or Hand Flags is, Here's the place. All conveniently in one place. Our Austria Flag products are all dispatched from the UK and ann prices include Free UK delivery. Next day delivery is also an option at checkout.