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German Culture Questions
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One of Germany's 3 city-states
The German name for Bavaria
The capital of "Bayern"
A well-known industrial area in Germany
Frau Smith's favorite German dessert
The proper thing to say when someone sneezes
The biggest meal of the day
The city where Volkswagens are manufactured
The forest where cuckoo clocks are made
The federal chancellor of Germany
The national bird of Germany
Famous German who is considered the father of psychoanalysis
The highest level of German high school
German actor who plays in Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds and The Green Hornet
The word for elementary school in German
John F. Kennedy
U.S. president who spoke the famous words "Ich bin ein Berliner"
Name of Germany's major airline
Total number of German states
The highest mountain in Germany
The smallest German speaking country
The evil companion of St. Nikolaus who punishes bad children
Holiday on December 6th - the shoes of good children are filled with candy
Dance that originated in Austria's capital
Abbreviated form of the famous department store "Kaufhaus des Westens"
A fizzy drink made from apple juice mixed with carbonated water
RTL und ZDF
2 of Germany's most famous TV stations
A traditional dance from Tyrol and Bavaria that involves stomping, clapping and striking the soles of one's shoes
A jelly donut (or a person from Berlin)
A dairy product found in Germany but not allowed in the US because of FDA regulations
Term for "no school due to it being too hot"
Die Ratten und die Kinder
The 2 things the Pied Piper of Hameln took from the town
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The author of "Erlkönig" and "Faust"
German slang word for Americans or American soldiers
Famous candy produced in Lübeck
German title of the well known Christmas song "Silent Night"
Last name of the 2 brothers who collected fairy tales
Austrian city whose name means "salt castle"
The make of most taxis and buses in Germany
blau und weiß
The colors of the Bavarian flag
What you need if you want to use a public restroom in Germany
rot und weiß
The colors of the Swiss flag
Translated the bible into German
A breaded veal cutlet
This country has 4 official languages
Eine Hochzeit (a wedding)
The original Oktoberfest was to celebrate this event
German company that invented aspirin
The color of German mailboxes
German word for New Year's Eve
Animal that is considered to be good luck (but also a very mean insult if you call someone one!)
German word used in America for early childhood education
Number of players on a "Fußballmanschaft"
Sea that borders Germany on the north and the name of a popular fast food chain that serves seafood
The Baltic Sea
German-American man who sewed the first jeans in America
German physicist who once worked in a patent office
The month when Oktoberfest begins
City where the Mercedes headquarters is located
Hans Riegel aus Bonn
Founder of Haribo
Traditional German noodles
Kartoffelpuffer / Reibekuchen
Apfelmus (apple sauce)
Condiment usually served with German potato pancakes
Inventor of the printing press with moveable type
German chocolate cake
German sounding dessert that is not actually German
der Grüne Punkt
Symbol found on food packaging letting the consumer know that the item is recyclable
der Kölner Dom
Famous cathedral located along the Rhine river
Northernmost German state
German New Year's tradition involving candy
Traditional German clothing for men
Traditional German clothing for women
Mountain in the Swiss Alps that has a ride at Disneyland fashioned after it
Cone filled with candy given to German children on their first day of first grade
Author of German children's books that have been translated into many other languages. Notable titles include: The Parent Trap and Emil and the Detectives
duzen und siezen
Terms used to describe addressing someone formally and informally
Swiss dish of melted cheese served in a communal pot
A pickled fish dish named after a famous German politician
German meat product that tastes similar to Spam
German meat spread made from pork liver
German word for a sunny side up egg
Something a person might say before guests begin eating
German fairy tale about a miller's daughter who is supposed to spin straw into gold and then has to guess a man's name in order to save her first born child
German word used to describe a feeling of joy at someone else's misfortune
Compound noun meaning "floor sanding machine rental"
German slang meaning "to chill"
Ich habe keinen Bock drauf.
German slang meaning "I don't feel like it"
Nicht alle Tassen im Schrank haben
German idiom that is the equivalent of someone not having all of their marbles (i.e. being crazy)
German word for lottery ticket
German wedding tradition: An evening where family and friends break dishes and then the engaged couple cleans the mess up together.
Word to describe a noisy ghost
A store similar to Walgreens, but without the pharmacy section
A German pharmacy
A greeting used in southern Germany and Austria
Long-running German TV show similar to Law and Order
Long-running German TV show in which celebrities make bets on whether ordinary people can perform an unusual and very difficult task (such as carry a piano up a flight of stairs or recognize which cow is which by the sounds they make when chewing apples).
Set meal (usually with appetizer, main course and dessert)
SPD und CDU
2 of Germany's political parties
A cafe where you stand and have your coffee
Popular brand of seasoning and soups that originated in Switzerland
Milka, Ritter Sport, Kinderschokolade
Major German chocolate brands
Minimum number of paid vacation days Germans get per year
1400 - 1900 Euro
Average cost of a German driver's license
A massive coordinated attack on Jewish businesses by the Reich that took place on November 9, 1938. Known as the "Night of Broken Glass"
A German ice cream dish made by pressing vanilla ice cream through a Spätzle press and topping it with strawberry sauce and white chocolate shavings
Max und Moritz
A story by Wilhelm Busch about 2 mischievous boys who play 7 pranks on the townspeople before they meet a grizzly end.
A grizzly book of children's nursery rhymes written by Heinrich Hoffmann which illustrates the disastrous consequences of bad behavior.
Greeting used in northern Germany
Title of an Edeka supermarket commercial that went viral
German word for pretzel sticks
German slang for cutting school or work
Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof
German idiom that is the equivalent of "It's all Greek to me" (i.e. I don't understand any of it)
ins Gras beißen
German slang that is equivalent to "to bite the dust" (i.e. to die)
A dog of German origin with short legs and a long body
Kaffee und Kuchen
A small meal between lunch and dinner that generally involves cake
The German equivalent of saying "cheers"
Die Biene Maja (Maya the Bee)
A German book, comic book, and animated series about the adventures of a flying insect
Civil registration office in charge of approving baby names. Weird or unusual names are usually rejected.
Pech (bad luck)
Germans won't wish someone happy birthday early because they believe it to be ____________.
Dinner for One
A British slapstick comedy from the 60's that has become a German tradition. It is broadcast every year on New Year's eve.
Afro-German actor best known for his roles in Resident Evil and The Real Husbands of Hollywood
The most popular German last name
The only country that beats Germany in beer consumption
Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen
Inventor of the X-ray
Adolf "Adi" Dassler
Founder of Adidas
Most popular German soccer team
German actor who is sometimes called the "German Brad Pitt". He played Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz in Inglourious Basterds.
"May tree" (Maypole): a tradition of decorating a tree on May 1st
A German shoe company founded by the brother of the founder of Adidas
Steffi Graf und Boris Becker
Famous German tennis players
White asparagus season (a time during the Spring when the markets are filled with this beloved vegetable)
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