Last modified: 2004-12-29 by marcus schmöger
Keywords: salzburg | lion | land | landesfarben | state flag | state service flag | crown: princely | bicolour: red-white |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors
|by Jan Oskar Engene
||by Dr. Peter Diem|
adopted 16 February 1921
| (state service flag)|
According to Peter Diem's book Die Symbole Oesterreichs [die95],
the coat-of-arms in the state flag of Salzburg is crowned with a prince's hat similar to the crown
on the Upper Austria flag, but simpler (without all the gems).
Jan Oskar Engene, 11 April 1996
Actually, the crowns *are* different: The Upper Austrian arms bear the crown
of an archdukedom, while the Salzburg Arms are crowned with the crown of a
principality - hence the difference in gems. This has historical reasons: within
the former monarchy, Upper Austria was an archdukedom and (formally) ruled by an
archduke of the Habsburg family, while Salzburg had been an independent state
under a prince archbishop until 1803, then it became part of the Electorate
Principality of Salzburg-Toscana (united with Tuscany). In 1806 it fell back to
Austria, in 1810 to Bavaria, and in 1816 again to Austria. 1816-1849 Salzburg
war united with Upper Austria, before becoming an independent principality
within the Empire for the rest of the latter's existence. It was then that the
crown was added to the traditional Salzburg arms that date back to the late
13th/early 14th century. The Arms were adopted by (Salzburg) State Law in 1921.
Helmut P. Einfalt, 6 July 2002
The government of the Land Salzburg flies this flag on its main office
Peter Diem, 16 August 2002
by Dr. Peter Diem
Das Wappen des Landes Salzburg zeigt in einem von Gold und Rot gespaltenen
Schild vorne einen aufgerichteten schwarzen, rotbezungten und -bewehrten Löwen,
hinten einen silberner Balken. Auf dem Schild ruht der Fürstenhut mit
fünflappigem - die beiden äusseren nur je zur Hälfte - Hermelinstulp samt
voller purpurner Haube, darauf sichtbar drei perlenbesetzte goldene Spangen,
inmitten oben der goldene Reichsapfel.
Peter Diem, 16 August 2002
The coat of arms of Salzburg is divided in gold and red. On the left is a standing black lion with
red tongue and claws. On the right is a silver stripe. A prince's hat sits on
the shield. It has five ermine tips, the two on the side are only half seen. The hood is totally purple
and displays three golden buckles adorned with pearls. On the middle of the
buckles is the orb.
J. Patrick Fischer, 19 August 2002
The prince's hat concerns the elector Ferdinand of the
Toscana (1803-1805) respectively of the duchy of Salzburg (1806-1808, 1850-1918).
Furthermore, some of the archbishops of Salzburg used the prince's hat, for
example Siegismund of Schrattenbach (1753-1771), shown at the Mary column in the
"Domplatz" (=cathedral square)
Peter Diem, 16 August 2002 (translation by J. Patrick Fischer)
Per pale Or a Lion rampant Sable langued and armed Gules and of the last a Fess Argent. Crowned with prince's coronet proper.
Zeljko Heimer, 20 August 2002