I sent drawings of the flags to Andreas Herzfeld, president of the DGF, who also manages the
Der Flaggenkurier website, and obtained his permission to send them to FotW too. The flags were mostly made by colouring the drawings in
Der Flaggenkurier according to the descriptions in the text, therefore my own contribution to these flags is small and only of technical nature.
During the times of the German Democratic Republic city flags had no official status, only unofficial flags existed and were sometimes created for special occasions like anniversaries. Only in 1990 were city flags officially admitted again.
Stefan Schwoon, 13 Apr 2001