The tradition associates to the foundation of the Order the establishment of a German Hospital in Jerusalem.
About 1191, the Pope recognizes them as religious order under the name of Hospital of Saint Mary of the Germans from Jerusalem.
In a beginning, it was of medical and charitable character, but in 1198 it assumes also a military character. It is at this time when born the Order of the Teutonic Knights.
- 110 x 70 cm / 44 x 28 inches
- White Banner.
- Decorated with two Black Teutonic Crosses.