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Who composed Germany's national anthem?
Haydn
Where is the highest church tower in the world?
Ulm, West Germany
What would you find in a Tierpark in Germany?
animals
When do children celebrate St Nicholas Day?
on the 6th of December
What is a Kaufhaus or Kaufhof?
a department store
What is Austria's national flower?
the Edelweiss
Which German car manufacturer is located in Wolfsburg?
Volkswagon
What is a PKW?
Personenkraftwagon (a car)
What is the Abitur?
final exam from a gymnasium
Where does a Passion play take place every ten years?
in Oberammergau
What is celebrated on May 1?
Labor Day
How many centimeters are in a meter ?
100
How many feet are in a meter
3.28 feet
What do you take to your hostess when you are invited to a German home for dinner?
flowers or chocolates
Which Advent custom did Martin Luther begin?
the Advent wreath
What is the most popular holiday in Germany?
christmas
On which two days is Christmas officially celebrated?
on the 25th and 26th of December
What is the elementary school called in German?
die Grundschule/Volksschule
What are Trimm-dich-Strecke?
exercise paths
What are retired people called in Germany?
Rentner
What is celebrated on June 17?
Day of German Unity
What was the Bauhaus?
an art school and art movement
Which holiday is called Silvester?
New Year's Eve
At what age can you obtain a driver's license?
at 18 years of age, after driver's lessons
What is the name of the final exam at the Gymnasium?
Abitur
How long is a mile in kilometers?
1.6km
What is the name of the German airline?
Lufthansa
What kind of horses perform at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna?
white Lipizzaners
Which American won seven gold medals in swimming in the Olympics held in Munich in 1972?
Mark Spitz
Who composed the first German opera?
Heinrich Schütz
Which American won four gold medals in the Berlin Olympics?
Jesse Owens
The Magic Mountain was written by which German author?
Thomas Mann
Where is the Dahlem Museum?
in Berlin
Who composed the Magic Flute?
Mozart
Which German-speaking Countries have hosted Olympic games?
Germany, Switzerland and Austria
Who is Vienna's "Walz King"?
Johann Strauss
What is the name of the famous children's choir from Vienna?
Vienna Boys' Choir
What was the "Bauhaus"?
a school for the arts in the 1920's
In which sport do Americans use the German word Schuss?
skiing
Who wrote the epic Tristan und Isolde?
Gottfried von Strassburg
Which painter painted the Four Apostles
Albrecht Dürer
Who is the most famous German engraver?
Albrecht Dürer
Who composed the Marriage of Figaro?
Mozart
Who was a famous German opera composer at the end of the 19th century?
Wagner
Which German author is more well known in America than in Germany for such novels as Siddhartha and Knulp?
Hermann Hesse
What German received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1972?
Heinrich Böll
What famous composer was born in Salzburg?
Mozart
Where is one of the largest technical museums?
Munich
Who was the German world swimming champion in 1982?
Michael Gross
How many symphonies did Beethoven compose?
nine
What is the name for Charlemagne in German?
Karl der Grosse
Who wrote the story of Max un Moritz?
Wilhelm Busch
Who was the German Kaiser during World war I?
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Who are the American Amish named after?
Jakob Amman
Who was the first woman to make 2.03 meters in the high jump?
Ulrike Meyfarth
Which philosopher wrote the Critique of pure Reason?
Immanuel Kant
Who wrote the drama Wilhelm Tell?
Friedrich Schiller
Who was the first chancellor of the Federal Republic?
Konrad Adenauer
Who is "Otto"?
a German comedian
What important German was born in 1483?
Martin Luther
What was Maria Theresia's family name?
Habsburg
Who was the great poet who wrote Faust?
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What color are Apfelsinen?
Orange
From what kind of meat is a genuine Wienerschnitzel made?
Veal
What kind of meat is there in a Frankfurter Crown?
There is none.
What is Aufschnitt?
Cold cuts
At what time of year would you buy Springerle in Germany?
At Christmas
What would you buy in a Fleischerei?
Meats
What kind of berries are Erdbeeren?
Strawberries
Which German state is most famous for its beer?
Bavaria
What kind of meat is Rindfleisch?
Beef
What flavor is a Sachertorte?
Chocolate
What is the most popular German drink?
Beer
What is the principal ingredient in Kaiserschmarren?
Eggs
What kind of product is Quark?
A dairy product
What kind of bread is traditional at New Year's?
Brezel/ Pretzel
What is Gemüse?
Vegetables
What would you buy in a Konditorei?
Cakes and Tortes
In which part of Germany are liver dumplings a specialty?
Bavaria
When would you eat Frühstück?
In the morning
What are Spätzle?
Noodle-like dumplings
What are Königsberger Klöpse?
Meatballs
What kind of nuts are used for marzipan?
Almonds
What is a Wiener Schnitzel?
A breaded veal cutlet
Champignon is a type of mushroom. What is the German word for mushroom?
Pilz
What kind of egg is a Spiegelei?
fried egg, sunny-side up
In what building is a Ratskeller located?
in a Rathaus
When is the main meal of the day in Germany?
noon
What is a Frankfurter Kranz?
A torte
For which holiday is Stollen baked?
Christmas
From which animal does Schinken come?
Pig
What kind of beverage is Branntwein?
Brandy
What is the typical shape of a Knödel?
Round
From which city do Krapfen (jelly doughnuts) come?
Berlin
What kind of wine is a speciality of Frankfurt?
Apple wine
What would you not likely find in a German's soft drink that you would find in an American's?
Ice cubes
What is Bienenstich?
Honey and almond pastry
What is a Serviette?
a napkin
What city made the Sachertorte famous
Vienna
On which part of the menu would you find Eis?
under desserts
Which 17th century war did the Peace of Westphalia conclude?
the Thirty years war
What was Germany called after World War I?
the Weimar Republic
What is the capital of West Germany?
Bonn
Who was the first chancellor of the German Empire of 1871?
Otto von Bismarck
In which city were the international trials of Nazi war criminals held?
Nümberg/Nuremburg
Who was the "Iron Chancellor"?
Bismarck
What were soldiers called in the middle Ages?
Ritter/knights
In which century was the first university founded in Germany?
14th century
On which day was there an uprising in East Berlin, which is now celebrated in the West as a holiday?
the 17th of June
What is the national symbol of the BRD?
the eagle
Which cities still call themselves Hanseatic cities?
Hamburg and Bremen
What was the capital of Germany before and during World War II?
Berlin
When did the constitution of the Bundes-republik go into effect?
1949
What means of transportation did the cities of the Hanseatic league have in common?
ships
Which armies threatened Vienna in 1683?
Turkish
When did World War II begin?
on September 1, 1939
Who was the president of Germany when Hitler came to power?
von Hindenburg
How many theses did Luther post on the church door in Wittenberg?
95
When was the Federal Republic of Germany established?
1949
For what type of organization do the symbols CDU, SPD, FDP, and CSU stand for ?
political parties in Germany
When was Charlemagne crowned Emperor?
Christmas 800 A.D.
Name a German city that was once a Roman settlement.
Köln, Koblenz, Trier, Mainz, Augsburg
In which century was the "'Age of Reason"?
in the 18th century
Who was the first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire?
Otto I
What is the oldest university in Germany?
Heidelberg
The Diet of Worms in the Middle Ages was compromise between which rulers?
between the emperor and the pope
Which Germanic tribe plundered Rome?
the Goths
How many players are there on a soccer team?
eleven
What is Germany's most popular sport?
soccer
What sport calls its league die Bundesliga?
soccer
Which drama of Schiller described the nationalistic feelings of the Swiss?
Wilhelm Tell
What do the five circles on the Olympic flag represent?
five continents
Who is the negating spirit, the devil, in Faustt?
Mephistopheles
Whose kingdom united the present-day countries of France, Switzerland and Germany in the 9th Century?
Charlemagne's
What is the oldest German city?
Trier
What "act of God" persuaded Luther to become a monk?
lightning
When was Hitler made chancellor?
1933
Who was the first to translate the Bible in Germanic language?
Bishop Wulfila
When was the first crusade?
1095
Name a city with a Gothic style church.
Cologne
Where did Gutenberg invent the printing press?
in Mainz
Whose murder started the first World War?
Franz Ferdinand of Austria
When was the dictionary, begun in 1840 by Jakob Grimm, finally published?
in 1960
Which VW car took the place of the bug?
the Rabbit
When was the Berlin Wall erected?
1961
When did Germany become a unified nation ?
1871
When was the beginning of the Holy Roman Empire?
the 8th century
What German Kaiser is named for his red beard?
Friedrich Barbarossa
When was Germany called the Weimar Republic?
between World Wars I and II
What are the dates of the Thirty Years War?
1618-1648
When is Karfreitag?
the Friday before Easter
What are the two official Easter holidays?
Easter Sunday and Monday
What did the first Oktoberfest celebrate?
a wedding
When is Lent?
the 6 weeks before Easter
Where is the zip code in a German address?
in front of the city
What do small children receive on their first day of school?
a cone filled with candy and gifts
How do Germans greet each other?
with a handshake
Which river in Germany are tourists most likely to visit?
the Rhine
How many grams are in a kilogram
1000
Which city holds a Mozart festival each year?
Salzburg
How old are children beginning Grundschule?
six years old
What is celebrated on January 6?
the Feast of the Three Kings
Where is the Oktoberfest celebrated?
in Munich
How many years do students attend the gymnasium?
nine
Before which major holiday does Karneval or Fasching take place.
Easter/Lent
When is the Day of German Unity celebrated?
on the 17th of June
What is the famous German automob manufacturer in Stuttgart?
Porsche
Which animal is considered a sign of good luck for the New Year?
a pig
What is the Abitur called in Austria?
the Matura
Which holiday is celebrated with fireworks?
New Year's
What is the name of the high school that university-bound students attend?
Gymnasium
What ingredients are in the Himmel und Erde?
Potatoes and apples
What is a Stammtisch?
a table reserved for regular customers
What kind of a cooking utensil is a Pfanne?
a pan
What is the specialty of the Wienerwald restaurants?
chicken
Who was crowned as the first Kaiser by the Pope in 800 A.D.?
Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse
Who wrote the book The Tin Drum?
Günther Grass
Who were the famous German brothers who collected fairy tales?
the Grimm brothers
Who delivered a declaration of honor in 1951 for German soldiers of World War II?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Who spoke the famous words. "Ich bin ein Berliner"?
John F. Kennedy
Who was the leader of Germany during the Second World War?
Adolf Hitler
Who discovered the Theory of Relativity?
Albert Einstein
Who was the first president of the Federal Republic?
Theodor Heuss
Name a German author who has won the Nobel prize for literature.
Thomas Mann, Heinrich Böll, Herman Hesse
Who is considered the greatest German painter of the 16th century?
Albrecht Dürer
Who directed the film The Tin Drum?
Volker Schluondorff
Who was the first German Kaiser in 1871?
King Wilhelm I of Prussia
Who discovered X-rays?
Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen
Which German chancellor received the Nobel Prize for peace in 1971?
Willy Brandt
Which Munich soccer player is nicknamed the "Kaiser"?
Franz Beckenbauer
Who composed music to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream?
Felix Mendelsohn
Which famous German wrote Mein Kampf?
Adolf Hitler
Who is considered the father of psychoanalysis?
Sigmund/freud
Who was the first German to win the Wimbledon Tennis Championship?
Boris Becker
Where was Albert Einstein born?
in Ulm
Which Munich soccer player is nicknamed the "Bomber"?
Gerd Müller
Who was the chancellor of the Federal Republic in 1985?
Helmut Kohl
Who has conducted the Berlin Philharmonic since 1955?
Herbert von Karajan
Who was Arthur Schopenhauer?
a German philosopher
Who was the great German physicist who once worked in a patent office?
Albert Einstein
Who invented the printing press?
Johannes Gutenberg
Who was the greatest Austrian queen of the 18th century?
Maria Theresa
When was the Four Powers Agreement made, guaranteeing unhindered access to Berlin?
1971
When did the Holy Roman Empire come to an end?
1806
The Second World War began with the invasion of what country?
Poland
In which century did Gutenburg invent the printing press?
In the 15th century
When was the second German Reich founded?
1871
When was the German Democratic Republic founded?
1949
What is a Krapfen or Berliner?
Jelly doughnut
During which season are grapes harvested for wine?
In the fall
What is the most popular Christmas meat dish?
Goose
What are Mandeln?
Almonds
What city is famous for Lebkuchen?
Nuremburg
On which river is the city of Frankfurt?
Main
What tiny country lies between Austria and Switzerland?
Liechtenstein
Which important river begins in the Black Forest?
Donau
What is the new capital of Germany?
Berlin
What is the largest country bordering Germany to the west?
France
What is the center of the porcelain industry in the eastern states of Germany?
Dresden
What is the name of the famous brewery in Munich?
The Hofbräu
Name the highest mountain in Germany.
The Zugspitze
Which German states border on the North Sea?
Schleswig-Holstein/Niedersachsen
What is the capital of Austria?
Vienna
In which direction is Bonn from Cologne?
South
What sea borders on the western coast of Germany?
Nordsee
In which state is the Neushwanstein castle located?
Bayern
What was the official name of East Germany?
GDR/DDR
What German-speaking country has four official languages?
Switzerland
Where is the famous street "Unter den Linden"?
Berlin
In which state is the Black Forest located?
Baden-Württemburg
On which river is the Köln cathedral situated?
Rhein
Where is the famous Christkindl Market?
Nürnberg
Approximately how many people live in West Germany?
60 million
What do Germans call the Baltic Sea?
Ostsee
Where is Germany's largest airport?
Frankfurt a.M.
Name the largest German lake.
Bodensee
Which large German seaport lies of the Elbe River?
Hamburg
Which country lies directly north of Germany?
Denmark
From what two valleys does Germany produce its most famous wines?
Rhein/Mosel Valleys
In which direction does the Rhein flow?
South to north
In which area of Germany are the Alps?
South
Where was Beethoven born?
Bonn
What is the northernmost state in Germany?
Schleswig-Holstein
What is the capital of Bavaria?
Munich
What mountain range separated East and West Germany?
Harz Gebirge
What was the largest city in the Federal Republic of Germany?
West Berlin
Which city was divided into east and west by a wall?
Berlin
Which of the following is not a German-speaking country?
Liechtenstein
What is the highest mountain in Austria?
Grossglockner
The largest wine barrel in the world (capacity 250,000 liters) can be admired in the castle of this lovely city on the Neckar.
Heidelberg
Siegfried sings his heart out on a stage beset with Valkyries at the annual Wagner festival of_____?
Bayreuth
What is the town of Oberammergau famous for?
Its Passionsspiel or passion play
Berchtesgaden and Garmisch-Partenkirchen are famous for______.
Winter sports
Berlin situated at the confluence of which two rivers?
Spree and Havel
What is the largest city in Germany?
Berlin
Together with Bremen and Hamburg ,Berlin has a special status in the country. What is the special status of these three cities?
They are city-states
Die Mauer, the famous Berlin Wall, was built in 1961 and lasted until______.
1989
After the Second World War, the capital of West Germany was moved to_____.
Bonn
When did Berlin again become capital of the newly unified Germany?
1991
If you travel 30 miles to the East from Berlin, you will be in _______.
Poland
What is the name of the Bundesland that surrounds Berlin?
Brandenburg
The capital of Brandenburg and former residence of the Prussian kings is___.
Potsdam
What is the smallest Bundesland?
Bremen
Who were the Bremer Stadtmusikanten?
A donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster
Name the German national airline.
Lufthansa
Bremerhaven is situated on the shore of which sea?
The North Sea
Who was the founder of Hamburg?
Charlemagne
Wiesbaden is the capital city of____.
Hessen
What important city on the river Main is a major banking and commercial center in Hessen?
Frankfurt
What is the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?
Schwerin
The East-Frisian islands (Ostfriesische Inseln) are part of which Bundesland?
Niedersachsen
The capital of Niedersachsen is___.
Hannover
The headquarters of this car company are in Wolfsburg, Niedersachsen.
Volkswagon
Niedersachsen borders which European country?
The Netherlands
Which two countries border Nordrhein-Westfallen?
Belgium and the Netherlands
This city is on the Rhine was founded by the Romans and is famous for its Gothic Dome, as well as for a kind of perfume that originated there.
Cologne
This city boasts a cathedral and parts of a palace built Charlemagne 12 centuries ago.
Aachen
The capital city of Nordrhein-Westfalen is _______.
Düsseldorf
Ludwig van Beethoven was born in this city, which functioned for many years as Germany's capital.
Bonn
This Bundesland borders France, Luxembourg and Belgium and produces two thirds of all the wine in Germany.
Rheinland-Pfalz
Many legends exist about this hill, overlooking a deep and narrow stretch of the Rhine.
Loreley
Koblenz was built by the Romans at the confluence of these two rivers.
Rhine and Mosel
The ______ is a barren volcanic area with many crater lakes.
Eifel
Lots of roman ruins, including the famous Porta Nigra are found at ____.
Trier
The capital of Rheinland-Pfalz is _____.
Mainz
Name the capital of Saarland.
Saarbrücken
which country has left and important cultural influence in Saarland?
France
Dresden is the capital of which Bundesland?
Sachsen
What is the city of Meissen famous for?
Porcelain
Which city, once know as "florence on the Elbe," was totally destroyed by Allied bombs in WW II and rebuilt?
Dresden
Johann Sebastian Bach was music director at the Thomaskirche in this city, which is also famous for its international trade fairs dating back to the 12th century.
Leipzig
Magdeburg, founded in the 9th century, is the capital of ___.
Sachsen-Anhalt
The Reformation started when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door at _______.
Wittenberg
What mountain range is found in the western part of Sachsen-Anhalt
Harz
The Sylt peninsula and the Northfrisian islands are in which sea?
The North Sea
Kiel, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein and a naval base, is by which sea?
Baltic
Which island off the Frisian Nordsee coast is a popular recreational and health resort?
Helgoland
Erfurt is the capital of which Bundesland?
Thüringen
The symbol of Berlin is a _______.
Bear
Diplomats (and spies) used to cross over between East and West Berlin at this location, which now houses a museum dedicated to the Berlin Wall.
Checkpoint Cahrlie
The ruined tower of this Berlin church was preserved as a war memorial after the original building, destroyed by Allied bombs, was replaced with a modern one.
Kaiser-Wilhelm Gedächtniskkirche
Which German city is the seat of the European central Bank (the bank that issues the euro)?
Frankfurt
On what river is the port city of Hamburg located?
Elbe
What river is regarded as the dividing line between North and South Germany?
Main
Name the colors of the German flag (top to bottom)
Black, red gold
Because of the large number of Turkish immigrants, this German city is nicknamed "the largest Turkish city after Istanbul."
Berlin
Where is Liechtenstein's main airport?
There is no airport!
Who composed the national anthem of Austria?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
What is the second largest city in Austria?
Graz
Apart from Vienna which Austrian city is known for its culture, especially its annual festival of music and drama?
Salzburg
This river "flows through" the Bodensee (a.k.a Lake Constance).
The Rhine
From Black Forest to Black Sea, it's a long journey for this river.
The danube
This country claimed neutrality during both World Wars I and II
Switzerland
This endangered "wooly" little flower grows high up in the Alps and is celebrated in Austria, Switzerland and Bavaria as a cultural symbol.
Edelweiss
Which mountain range dominates Austria?
The Alps
What are the colors of the Austrian flag?
Red and white
What is the major river traversing Austria?
The Danube
What was the name of the Austrian currency before the euro?
Schilling
This country was the first to abolish capital punishment (in 1778).
Austria
What percentage of Switzerland is covered by mountain ranges?
70%
Gletscher are plentiful in Switzerland. What are they?
Glaciers
Name the tallest mountain in Switzerland.
Monte Rosa
With approximately 250,000 inhabitants, _______ is Switzerland's largest city.
Zürich
What is the largest lake in Switzerland?
Lake Geneva
What is the common name for the German dialects of Switzerland?
Schweizerdeutsch
In order to keep all their language groups happy, the Swiss use the Latin name for their country on their postage stamps. What is it?
Helvetia
Which European country has not officially engaged in a war since 1505?
Switzerland
What is the Swiss currency called?
The Swiss franc or Schweizerfranken
What economic activity is Switzerland most famous for?
Banking
Most of the newspapers in Luxembourg are printed in what language?
German
What are the three largest cities in Germany?
Berlin, Hamburg, Munich
What are the acknowledged centers of the German Karneval?
Cologne and Mainz
What is the capital city of Switzerland?
Bern
Which German-speaking country contains the highest elevation in Europe?
Switzerland
What are the states called in Switzerland?
Cantons
Where is Switzerland's only port and harbor?
In Basel
Where is Germany's largest seaport?
Hamburg
In which Swiss canton can you find the Matterhorn?
Zermatt
What three European rivers that have their source in Switzerland?
The Rhine, the Rhone, the Inn
Name a Swiss mountain range other than the Alps.
The Jura
What is the name of the longest european glacier?
The Aletsch in Switzerland
Where can you find the famous ski paradise Davos?
In the Swiss Alps
What is the name of the white horses Austria is famous for?
The Lipizaner
Which city is the "Global Winter Sports Capital" in Austria?
Innsbruck
What is the German name for Lake Geneva?
Genfer See
What does the word "Alps" mean?
A high place (origin: Latin)
Where can you find the famous department store KADEWE?
Berlin
Cologne is located in what German state?
north Rhine-Westphalia
In what city is der Marienplatz?
Munich
What city is the cultural center of Germany?
Berlin
What is the capital of Germany?
Berlin
How many states are in Germany?
Sixteen
When did East and West Germany reunify?
October 3, 1990
What major German city is the closest to the Austrian border?
Munich
What is the second longest river in Europe?
The Danube
Where does the Danube river end?
At the Black Sea
On which river is the city Bremen situated?
The Weser
Between what years was Germany divided into East and West?
1945 to 1990
What river borders the Black Forest?
The Neckar river
What types of trees are dominant in the Black Forest?
Conifers
Where are the Bavarian Alps located?
Along Germany's southern borders
What is Germany's highest elevation?
Die Zugspitze
Stuttgart is the home of the _______ motor company.
DaimlerChrysler
What is the capital of Baden-Württemberg?
Stuttgart
Which river forms the border between Baden-Württemberg and France?
The Rhine
The germans eat twice as much of this vegetable as the Americans (who eat "only" 134 lb./year of it).
Potato
What is the town of Heidelberg most famous for?
Its university
What is the most important agricultural product of Baden-Württemberg?
Wine
The city of Baden-Baden is known for its _________.
Thermal spas
Name the capital city of Bavaria.
Munich
Which one of the German Bundesländer has the largest surface?
Bavaria
If your friend in Munich invites you to "die Wiesn" what does he mean?
Oktoberfest
Who built several "fairy-tale castles" in the 19th century?
King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Which castle in Germany did Walt Disney imitate?
Neuschwanstein
Where is the famous street Unter den Linden?
Berlin
In which part of Germany is Bavaria located?
in the south
In which direction is Poland in relation to Germany?
east
In which state is the Neuschwanstein castle located?
Bavaria
Name four German-speaking countries.
germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
In which city are Volkswagens manufactured?
Wolfsburg
What do the Germans call the Baltic?
the Ostsee
In which city is the famous Oktoberfest held?
Munich
What river flows into the North Sea by Bremerhaven?
the Weser
In which direction is bonn from Cologne?
in the south
In which country does the Rhine begin?
in Switzerland
How many states border on the north Sea?
nine
in which state is the Black Forest located?
Baden-Württenberg
Which large German seaport lies on the Elbe River?
Hamburg
Approximately how many people lived in West Germany?
60 million
What is the second largest city in Germany?
Hamburg
In which direction does the Rhine flow?
from south to north
In what year did the Beatles perform in Hamburg for several months.
1962
A massive Allied bombing raid hit what city in February 1945.
Dresden
How many fairies are in Sleeping Beauty?
13
In which city is the largest US Oktoberfest?
Cincinnati, OH
How many countries border Germany?
9
In which German city were scenes from the James Bond film "Tomorrow never dies" filmed?
Hamburg
Which German city is the fashion capital?
Düsseldorf
Who composed "Ode to Joy"?
Beethoven
In which German city did the Beatles perform for several months in 1962?
Hamburg
In which German city did a massive Allied bombing raid take place in February 1945?
Dresden
On which finger do Germans wear their wedding ring?
right hand ring finger
Which Swiss city was the host of the United Nations?
Genf
What is the most popular Swiss cheese?
Emmentaler
How many square miles is Switzerland?
15,950
How many percent of Swiss people live in German-speaking regions?
70%
What is the most popular card game in Germany?
Skat
Which city is Austria's global winter sports capital?
Innsbruck
Which German Bundesland belonged to the French until 1957?
Saarland
What kind of museum is "das Deutsche Museum" in München?
a technical museum
What is the abbreviation of Austria?
A
What comes after the dot in a German internet address?
de
From where to where does die Romantische Straße go?
Würzburg to Füssen
How long is die Romantische Straße?
410 km
When do German children open their Christmas presents?
on Christmas Eve
What color is the 10 Euro bill?
red
What is the largest Euro coin?
2 euro
Which German speaking country is not a member of the European Union?
Switzerland
When was the Euro first used?
January 1, 1999
What was the slipper in the original Cinderella made of?
fur
Who is the leader of Luxembourg?
Grand Duke Henri
Who is the Prime Minister of Luxembourg since 2013?
Xavier Bettel
What are Luxembourg's main languages?
French, German, and Luxembourgish
What is Luxembourg's form of legislature called?
Chamber of Deputies
What is Luxembourg's rank in the GDP? (The purchasing power party)
First
How much of Switzerland's wine is exported?
less than 10%
What is the most important Canton for wine making in Switzerland?
Valais
Where is Luxembourg located?
in western Europe
What is the area of Luxembourg?
1,000 square miles
The Nordrhein-Westfalen Bundesland is known mostly for what kind of economic activity?
heavy industry
To which state in the US does the area of Luxembourg compare?
Rhode Island
What countries does Luxembourg border?
Belgium, Germany, and France
What is the highest point in Luxembourg?
Buurgplatz
What is Luxembourg's natural resource?
iron ore
What is Luxembourg's population?
500,000
What is the capital of Luxembourg?
Luxembourg
What does Luxembourg's flag look like?
red, white, blue, three horizontal stripes
What is the national anthem of Luxembourg?
DeWilhelmus
What German city does the Havel flow through?
Berlin
How many cantons does Switzerland have?
23
What German city does the Isir flow through?
Munich
What is a Vorwhal?
an area code
What is the tip that you give to a server in a restaurant called?
Trinkgeldgeld
What is a WC?
a bathroom
What is the first year Liechtenstein sent athletes to the Olympics?
1936
How long was the Berlin wall up?
From 1961-1989
What is the special status of the cities Bremen, Hamburg and Berlin?
They are city states
What are the cities of Berchesgaden and Garmisch-Patenkirchen famous for?
winter sports
What are the main agricultural products of Brandenburg?
fruits and vegetables
When did Berlin again become the capital of the newly unified Germany?
1991
If you travel 30 miles to the East from Berlin what country will you be in?
Poland/Polen
What is the smallest Bundesland of Germany?
Bremen
Bremerhaven is situated on the shore of which sea?
The North Sea
Name the two rivers that meet at Hamburg forming lakes and islands.
Elbe and Alster
What is the name of Bremen's port city?
Bremerhaven
Who were the Bremer Stadtmusikanten?
A donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster
The East-Frisian islands are part of which Bundesland?
Niedersachsen
What is the most prominent landscape features of Hessen?
mountains and forests
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a long coastline along the ___________.
Baltic Sea
This heathland area is a famous vacation spot in Niedersachsen.
The Lüneburger Heide
What is Germany's largest industrial area?
The Ruhr Basin
This city boasts a cathedral and parts of a palace built by Charlemagne 12 centuries ago.
Aachen
This endangered "wooly" little flower grows high up in the Alps and is celebrated in Austria, Switzerland and Bavaria as a cultural symbol
Edelweiss
What is a barren volcanic area with many crater lakes?
Eifel
Where is the famous Porta Nigra found?
inTrier
Who built Koblenz?
The Romans
What Bundesland produces two thirds of all wine in Germany?
Rheinland-Pfalz
Where was Ludwig van Beethoven born?
Bonn
What is the main agricultural activity in Schleswig-Holstein?
Animal husbandry (cows and pigs)
By which sea is Kiel located?
Baltic
Which two agricultural products is the region of Erfurt known for?
flowers and seeds
Tiergarten. the oldest park in Berlin, was originally what?
Royal hunting preserve
What is the speed limit on a German Autobahn?
There is no speed limit.
Which river divides North and South Germany?
the Main
Which city in Germany is called the largest Turkish city after Istanbul?
Berlin
Which German town is best known for its steel?
Solingen
Which European country does not have an airport?
Liechtenstein
What is the traditional dress style of girls and women in Austria and parts of Germany called?
Dirndl
This scrumptious chocolate cake was named after the famous Viennese hotel that created it?
Sachertorte
What is the second largest city in Austria?
Graz
Does Austria belong to the European Union?
no
In which German city is the largest wine barrel in the world?
Heidelberg
What is the German name of Austria?
Österreich
What is the English name for the Austrian Bundesland Kärnten?
Carinthia
Which river flows from the Black Forest to the Black Sea?
The Danube/Donau
What was the name of the Austrian currency before the euro?
Schilling
What was discovered in a glacier near Ötz in Tirol?
an ice age mummy
Which country was the first to abolish capital punishment (in 1778?
Austria
What pass across the Alps forms the border between Austria and Italy?
Brennerpass
These two types of wild goats, both with big curved horns, can be seen jumping from rock to rock in the Swiss Alps.
Ibex and chamois
Gletscher are plentiful in Switzerland. What are they?
glaciers
This blue. tubular, alpine flower has medicinal uses and is often represented on souvenirs and artwork from Switzerland and Austria.
Gentian
Like Dr. Kellogg in the United States, Zürich physician Dr. Bircher discovered the importance of cereals and created this favorite Swiss breakfast recipe.
Birchermüsli
The cute Murmeltier, a relative of the woodchuck, is considered the national animal of Austria. What is its English name?
Marmot
What os the common name for the German dialects of Switzerland?
Schweizerdeutsch
What is the nickname for the language border between the French and German-speaking parts of Switzerland?
der Röstigraben
Which European country ha snit officially engaged in a war since 1505?
Switzerland
Chäschüchli is a word in Swiss German dialect. What does it mean?
cheesecake (Käsekuchen)
In which two cantons of Belgium is German the official language?
Eupen and Sankt-Vith
Is Switzerland part of the European Union?
no
Most of the newspapers in Luxembourg are printed in what language?
German
What is the name of Belgium's German-language broadcasting company?
BRF (Belgischer Rundfunk)
In which city is the Marienplatz, a lovely square with two town halls and a world famous Christmas market?
Munich
What are the acknowledged centers of the German Karneval?
Köln and Mainz
Where is Switzerland's only port and harbor?
Basel
What does the word "Alps" mean?
a high place
What major German city is closest to the Austrian border?
Munich/München
Where does the Donau end?
at the Black Sea
When did East and West Germany reunify?
October 3, 1990
What Mark Twain book describes the Black Forest?
A Tramp Abroad
How many years ago (approximately) was the city of Stuttgart founded?
950
Which river forms the border between Baden-Würtemberg and France?
Rhein
Who founded the Red Cross?
Henry Dunant
Which Swiss city was voted most livable city in 2012?
Zürich
Which Swiss city has more pigs than people?
Luzern
What place did Switzerland get in the 2014 winter Olympics?
10th
When was Switzerland's first Olympic appearance?
1896
How many medals did Switzerland get in the 2014 winter Olympics?
6 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze
11 total
What does the flag of Liechtenstein look like?
blue and red horizontal striped with a crown on the blue stripe
When was Liechtenstein's first Olympic appearance?
1936
What is the only olympic sport Liechtenstein is successful in?
Alpine skiing
What does Liechtenstein mean?
light stone
What does the emblem FL mean when seen on an automobile?
Fürstentum Liechtenstein
What are Mandeln?
almonds
What is Essig?
vinegar
What was the Bauhaus?
a school for the arts in the 1920s
Where is the Dahlem museum?
Berlin
What literary character tells the parable of the king who must give a ring to one of his three beloved sons?
Nathan the Wise
What would you see in a typical theater in a German city?
Plays, operas and operettas
Where can people ski in the summertime in Germany?
on the Zugspitze
During which literary period did the Grimm brothers collect fairy tales?
Romanticism
Who is the most famous German engraver?
Albrecht Dürer
What great movie producer had to leave Hitler's Germany?
Max Reinhardt
Who founded the gymnastics club in Germany?
Friedrich Jahn
Who composed the opera Fidelio?
Beethoven
Who demanded that Berlin be converted into a demilitarized free city?
Khrushchev
Who are the American Amish named after?
Jakob Amman
Who is the 19th century German historian considered to be the Father of Modern History?
Leopold von Ranke
Who is Anne-Sophie Mutter?
a violin prodigy
Who wrote the Baroque novel about the Thirty Years War, Simplicissimus?
Grimmelshausen
Who was the founder of cellular pathology?
Rudolf Virchow
Who is Otto?
a German comedian
What was Maria Theresia's family name?
Habsburg
What color are Apfelsinen?
orange
What do you do with a Bowle?
drink it
What is Aufschnitt?
cold cuts
What is Sinalco?
a soft drink
When is Marzipan especially popular?
Christmas time
What is Besteck?
silverware
Where do university students often eat?
in the Mensa