Flag of Rhineland-Palatinate
Adopted May 18, 1947
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 2:3

The flag of Rhineland-Palatinate (German: Rheinland-Pfalz), a federal land of Germany, is a German tricolour of black, red, and gold, with the coat of arms in canton.


The flag symbolizes the dedication of Rhineland-Palatinate to Germany (therefore the black-red-gold tricolour) as well as the democratic traditions of Germany. These colours were seen first in this combination during the so called Hambacher Fest (a demonstration at the ruins of the Hambacher Schloß castle [Palatinate]) in 1832. So the Palatinate is connected to these colours.

Also these three colours are predominant in the coat of arms of Rhineland-Palatinate. This coat of arms shows the signs of the predominant powers in the region before the French Revolution:

  • The red cross on silver represents the Archbishop and Prince Elector of Trier.
  • The silver wheel on red represents the Archbishop and Prince Elector of Mainz.
  • The golden lion on black represents the Prince Elector of the Palatinate.


The flag of Rhineland-Palatinate was designed in 1947 after the foundation of this Bundesland by the French High Commisssioner to Germany.


Germany Bundesländer of Germany

Baden-WürttembergBavaria (Bayern)BerlinBrandenburgBremenHamburgHesse (Hessen)Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen)Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen)Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz)Saar (Saarland)Saxony (Sachsen)Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt)Schleswig-HolsteinThuringia (Thüringen)

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