Austria

The Flag

The flag of Austria was adopted in 1230. The flag was ordinated when Duke Friedrich II wanted to be independent from the Roman Empire. The red and white stripe design came from a legend. Leopold V. of Austria was involved in one of the Crusades and his white battledress was covered in blood. When he took his belt off his battledress was said to be white which inspired the red and white stripes of the flag.

Geography

Austria has many lakes and the alps. Some lakes are Lake Attersee, Lake Hallstatt, Lake Irrsee, and Lake Mondsee.

Major Cities