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|by Jan Oskar Engene
||by Željko Heimer|
| (state service flag)|
Wien (Vienna) is a state (Land) of the Republik Österreich, and at the same
time it has municipal status.
Marcus Schmöger, 17 August 2003
Should there be narrow black lines outside the white cross on the arms of Vienna? The illustration in Diem's
(1995) book Die Symbole Österreichs [die95]
is large, and lines are clearly visible. In other books the pictures are smaller, and it is difficult to tell whether they are actually part of the flag.
Jan Oskar Engene, 11 April 1996
It seems unheraldic, and all other cases of Austrian flags hold to heraldic rules (cf.
Kärnten's nice example of dividing yellow and white with red).
Željko Heimer, 12 April 1996
I saw the Austrian prime minister in TV with some flags behind him. There were clearly those of the
European Union, Austria and Styria. I guess the fourth was Vienna's, but unlike the ones shown on FOTW. This was (I believe) a banner of the Viennese Arms. Certainly with the inner black fimbriation, by the way. I only caught a glimpse, so I may be wrong, but I am quite sure what I saw was a large cross and not just a coat-of-arms on a flag.
Santiago Dotor, 5 July 2000
|by Dr. Peter Diem||by Dr. Peter Diem|
White cross in red. When making the flag and arms law in 1998, the authorities of Vienna insisted on
the black lines in what they described as a "Gothic" shield.
Peter Diem, 16 August 2002
As far as I know, Wien districts have only coats-of-arms, but not own flags.
Marcus Schmöger, 3 December 2005