This Week In Vexillology #161
This Week In Vexillology, we're wrapping up Europe with the flag of Austria- which, fun (and probably apocryphal) fact might be one of the world's oldest flags with an origin story that dates all the way back to the year 1191.
And that's pretty much Austria in a nutshell from the point of view of it's flag. But while it's days of Imperial Glory are behind it, it still gave the world the Danish pastry, the Wiener Schnitzel (which until very recently, I always assumed was a sausage of some kind. it's not) and the great Hermann Maier- who's career was much better than this crash in Nagano, which seems to inevitably show up in the Winter Olympics highlight reel every four years. Oh and don't forget about The Sound of Music either...
Anyway- that's Austria! Remember, until next time keep your flags flying- FREAK or otherwise!