Current version of the national flag of Germany
The current single German flag is an equal-sized, symmetrical and horizontal tricolour of stripes of black, red and rich yellow (gold) colors, on a rectangular panel with a ratio of 3:5.
This version of the national symbol was unanimously extended by the Reichstag (German Parliament) after the official Reunification of the country on 3 October 1990.
It was extended, because, after the accession of the GDR (German Democratic Republic), de jure, a new state was not created, and there was an actual Anschluss (absorption)of the GDR into Germany (Federal Republic of Germany).
This meant that over the United Germany continued to operate the jurisdiction of the flag of Germany from may 9, 1949.
Flag of The German People’s Democratic Republic
The state banner of East Germany in color did not differ from the Western, but had additions in the form of a hammer symbolizing the working class, a compass, which was a contribution to the construction of the state of labor intelligentsia, and stylized by the same standards of the “Socialist camp” wheat wreath—the emblem of the peasantry.
It should be noted that until 1959, the flags of both Germanies were identical, and all socialist symbols appeared on the banner of the GDR, after one of the visits of the country’s leadership to Moscow.