180 Germany Trivia Questions and Answers

A lot of people are attracted to Germany because of its vast economy and well-developed educational system. Not to forget the historical record of Germany during World War 11.

In the state of Bavaria, Beer is considered food! Germany is home to the biggest beer festival – Oktoberfest in Munich, where you’d get a liter of beer for a standard glass.

Germany Facts Trivia Questions and Answers

Good news to bookish humans, Germany publishes 94,000 titles every year. The first book ever printed was in Germany. Interesting fun fact there!

If you’re a wanderlust, dare yourself to the world’s narrowest street in the German city of Reutlingen that is only one foot wide. It’s a scary thought, but worth the adrenaline rush! The outdoors never disappoint.

If you are well versed in the German language, you’ll have an easy time touring around and eating out in local hotels. So take up these Germany trivia questions and answers to learn more about the country.

 

1. What is the capital of Germany?

Berlin

 

2. What is the highest mountain of Lower Saxony?

Wurmberg

 

3. What is the literal translation of the word Volkswagen?

People’s car

 

4. What is the form of government in Germany?

Federal Republic

 

5. The city of Dusseldorf lies on the site where the Dussel River meets, which other European river?

Rhine

 

6. On which river was the original center of Berlin built?

The Spree

 

7. What currency is used in Germany?

Euro

 

8. Baden-Baden is a town located in which German state in the southwestern corner of the nation?

Baden-Wurttemberg

 

9. Which German novelist won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature?

Thomas Mann

 

10. Who is the chancellor of Germany?

Angela Merkel

 

11. What is the name of the spa city located in Germany?

Baden-Baden

 

12. Which city is connected to the German capital Berlin by the Glienicke Bridge which saw many Cold War exchanges of spies?

Potsdam

 

13. What colors are on the flag of Germany?

Black, Red and Gold

 

14. Which city, the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, shares its name with a bay that faces the Danish islands?

Kiel

 

15. ‘The Monument to the Battle of the Nations’ is a monument in which German city?

Leipzig

 

16. How many official languages are there in Germany?

One. German

 

17. What river runs through Cologne?

Rhine

 

18. Which major branch of Protestant Christianity identifies with the theology of a 16th-Century German friar?

Lutheranism

 

19. What is the name for Germany in the German language?

Deutschland

 

20. Heidelberg’s most well-known claim to fame sits halfway up the hill known as the Königstuhl (King’s Chair), overlooking the beautiful baroque buildings of the Old Town. It is one of Germany’s most famous examples of its kind. What is it?

A sandstone castle

 

21. Of which state in Germany is Munich the capital?

The Free State of Bavaria

 

22. In 1949, which city became the seat of the government of West Germany?

Bonn

 

23. How is the highway system called in Germany?

Autobahn

 

24. Which political party is traditionally the major catch-all party of the center-right in German politics?

CDU (Christian Democratic Union of Germany)

 

25. What was the Deutschmark?

The currency in Germany before euro.

 

26. With 340 km of dunes and white sand seashores (reminiscent of the Outer Banks of North Carolina), Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is a mecca for Germany’s sunbathers in the summer months. Where in Germany is the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania located?

In the northeast of Germany, along the Baltic Sea

 

27. How are the academics and authors Jacob and Wilhelm better known?

The Brothers Grimm

 

28. How many nature reserves are there in Germany?

97

 

29. The oldest town in Germany, founded in 16 BC?

Trier

 

30. In Germany, what is ‘the Bundeswehr’?

The German Military

 

31. Which car manufacturer is not German?

Skoda

 

32. There are three city-states in Germany. Berlin and Hamburg are two of them. What is the third?

Bremen

 

33. In which year was the German reunification of East and West Germany?

1990

 

34. In which state can you find the city of Leipzig?

Saxony

 

35. You land directly at Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss Airport. Which place of interest can you not visit during your stay in the city?

Neuschwanstein Castle

 

36. As of 2016, not counting Angela Merkel, there are two living former German Chancellors, can you name both?

Helmut Kohl and Gerhard Schroder

 

37. Which German politician coined the term the ‘Wall of Shame’ with reference to the Berlin Wall?

Willy Brandt

 

38. Who ordered the Brandenburg Gate?

King Frederick William II

 

39. What is the name of the lake that forms part of Germany’s southern frontier?

Lake Constance

 

40. Which unofficial name was given to the German state between 1919 and 1933?

Weimar Republic

 

41. Who was the first head of state of a united Germany?

Wilhelm I

 

42. Which German boxer and the sporting icon was the heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932?

Max Schmeling

 

43. The Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein are two examples of the city’s what?

Theaters

 

44. Which city is the major financial center of the European continent?

Frankfurt

 

45. How many bridges are there in Berlin?

960

 

46. What activity is Baden-Baden famous for–and from which the town received its name?

Bathing in hot springs

 

47. Kirschwasser is a German fruit brandy traditionally made from which fruit?

Cherries

 

48. You can find wild Eurasian lynx in Germany. True or false?

True

 

49. Which neighboring country of Germany is called Österreich in the German language?

Austria

50. B&B is a fashion show for everyday clothing and streetwear held annually during Berlin Fashion Week, what does B&B stand for?

Bread and Butter

 

51. What is the only non-EU country to share a border with Germany?

Switzerland

 

52. As a base to visit the southern part of the Black Forest we have chosen a large city on the southwestern edge of the forest. It features a notable Gothic minster and a health and safety nightmare – uncovered water-carrying runnels called Bächle! Where will we be staying?

Freiburg

 

53. The ‘top 10’ tallest buildings in Germany are all in the same city; which city?

Johannes Gutenberg

 

54. Although Frankfurt is by far the largest city in Hesse, it is not the capital. This honor goes to which spa town?

Wiesbaden

 

55. Which German actress became the first person to win two consecutive acting Oscars with her 1937 ‘Academy Award for Best Actress for The Good Earth?

Luise Rainer

 

56. Heidelberg Castle offers more for the tourist than just beautiful architecture. What other two tourist attractions are housed inside?

An enormous wine barrel and a pharmacy museum

 

57. Which heavy, slightly sweet rye bread was first referred to in print in 1450 and has a long association with the Westphalia region of Germany?

Pumpernickel

 

58. What is the highest mountain in Germany?

Zugspitze

 

59. In what year was the Allianz Arena completed?

2005

 

60. Name the world’s largest Volksfest held annually in Munich? And in which month of the year does this always start?

Oktoberfest. Starts in Spetember.

 

61. What is the German name for Lake Constance?

Bodensee

 

62. How many states are there in Germany?

16

 

63. Which composer’s most famous work is The Flying Dutchman (1843)?

Wagner

 

64. Which industries are the Ruhrgebiet historically famous for?

Coal mining, steel, metallurgy

 

65. What is the approximate population of Germany (as of 2021)?

More than 80 million

 

66. Which German composer was married to a pianist called Clara?

Robert Schumann

 

67. What one of these countries does not have German as the major language?

Finland

 

68. Which German band is known for the songs “Monsoon” and “1000 Meere”?

Tokio Hotel

 

69. What is the approximate population of Berlin (2015 figure)?

3.5 million

 

70. Which German rock band is known for world-famous hits, such as “Wind of Change” and “Still Loving You”?

Scorpions

 

71. Which famous German band was formed in 1965 in Hanover?

Scorpions

 

72. Near Munich you take a trip to the darkest era of German history when you visit the Concentration Camp in Dachau. In what year was it installed?

1933

 

73. Which is the most successful football club in Bundesliga, the top-tier football tournament in Germany?

 

74. Who sang “Forever Young”, “Big in Japan”, “Sounds Like a Melody” and “Dance with Me”?

Alphaville

 

75. Hamburg is situated on the?

Elbe River

 

76. What is the maximum speed limit when people drive on the Autobahn or German highway?

No limit

 

77. Which German artist recorded the album “Farbenspiel”?

Helene Fischer

 

78. Which major European river rises in the Black Forest and flows across southern Germany before continuing on its long course to the Black Sea?

Danube

 

79. Why did Coca-Cola invent Fanta for the German market during wartime?

Because the company had problems finding the ingredients for Coca-Cola

 

80. What is Bavaria’s second-largest city?

Nuremberg

 

81. Who is widely considered to be the greatest German literary figure of the modern era with his most celebrated drama, Faust?

Johann Wolfgang Goethe

 

82. The Bucksturm is a historical tower once used as a torture chamber during witch hunts. What city of Lower Saxony is it located in?

Osnabrück

 

83. What is the minimum number of years of compulsory education in Germany?

9 years

 

84. Which was the largest and most powerful German kingdom, which was the driving force behind the reunification of Germany in 1871?

Prussia

 

85. Baden-Baden is home to the Faberge Museum, which houses a collection of jewelry and other objects designed by the Russian House of Faberge. The item that drew the most attention until it was given to the Hermitage in 2014 was a Faberge egg made by Peter Carl Faberge for which French-German Jewish banking family?

Rothschild

 

86. Who won Wimbledon Women’s Singles Title in 1991?

Steffi Graf

 

87. Which novel by Bernhard Schlink is set in West Germany in 1958?

The Reader

 

88. Who followed the policy of Blood and Iron?

Otto von Bismark

 

89. For our first foray into the Black Forest, we decide to trek through the Höllental. What does the name of this natural wonder mean when translated?

Hell’s Valley

 

90. Who spent many years in Spandau prison?

Rudolf Hess

 

91. Which author wrote Berlin Alexanderplatz?

Alfred Döblin

 

92. Which German book by Patrick Süskind is set in Paris and Grasse (France)?

The Perfume

 

93. If you went to the Hofbrauhaus what sort of place would you be going to?

A brewery/pub

 

94. Which 2018 movies starred Tom Schilling and Paula Beer?

Never Look Away

 

95. What is the name of the stock market index in Frankfurt?

DAX

 

96. Which 1998 German Thriller was directed by Tom Tykwer?

Run Lola Run

 

97. From Dachau you travel northwestward to the city of Augsburg. Besides having been the residence of the mighty Fugger family during the renaissance, this is also the native city of a famous German poet. Who?

Bertolt Brecht

 

98. In “Who Am I”, what is the name of the hacker group?

CLAY

 

99. Four major rivers flow across Germany from (roughly) southeast to northwest. Which of these major rivers is entirely within Germany?

The Weser

100. Who portrayed Nelly Lenz in Phoenix?

Nina Hoss

 

101. What kind of institution is the Spielbank, which is the oldest of its kind in Germany?

Casino

 

102. What is the German version of The Office?

Stromberg

 

103. You couldn’t go to the Black Forest and not see one of these. A particular favourite of Orson Welles, which of the following objects might you be aiming to purchase in the multitude of shops in Triberg?

Cuckoo Clock

 

104. Which thriller series was based on the bestselling crime novels of Volker Kutscher?

Babylon Berlin

 

105. One of the highlights of the university city of Marburg is the 13th century St. Elisabeth’s Church. Considered as one of the finest in Germany, in what style was it built?

Gothic

 

106. What is Germany’s longest-running TV drama?

Tatort

 

107. Why was the ‘Schloss Nymphenburg’ built?

To celebrate the birth of an heir to the throne

 

108. In which German medical drama can you see a young doctor Margarete “Gretchen” Haase?

Doctor’s Diary

 

109. This city is famous for its steelworks, its brewing industry (the highest output in Germany, second highest in Europe) and its soccer club (with the highest total of attendance in Europe). Located on the Ruhr River, adjacent to Hagen, Herdecke, Bochum, Witten, Schwerte, Holzwickede, Unna, Kamen, Castrop-Rauxel, Waltrop and Lünen. Which city am I talking of?

Dortmund

 

110. Auto maker – the German partner in a multi-national auto company, the brands of which include the Mercedes-Benz and Maybach is called what?

Daimler

 

111. On which channel did Türkisch für Anfänger (“Turkish for Beginners”) premiere?

Das Erste

 

112. The largest ethnic minority in Berlin is ______?

Turkish

 

113. What is the name of the cleaner in Crime Scene Cleaner?

Heiko Schotte

 

114. Of course a visit to Germany would be incomplete without a stop at the fairy-tale like castle of Neuschwanstein. Which Bavarian ruler had it erected?

Ludwig II

 

115. Which German soap opera is often referred to as GZSZ?

Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten (“Good times, Bad Times”)

 

116. Complete this title with a German city – “The Pied Piper of …”?

Hamelin

 

117. In which TV Show can you see two policemen investigating the murder of a famous Turkish-German football player?

Dogs of Berlin

 

118. Name a famous city which is situated at the confluence of three rivers?

Passau

 

119. When was the Armistice for WWI signed?

11th of November 1918

 

120. The town of Kassel comes to prominence in the art world when it hosts a contemporary arts show that last for 100 days. Previously showcasing works by prominent artists such as Christo, what is the show called?

Documenta

 

121. Who was defeated at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813?

Napoleon

 

122. What is the name of the German underground railway?

U-Bahn

 

123. Who became the Frankish Ruler of France and Germany in 800?

Charlemagne

 

124. Through the famous Black Forest, we reminisce of our childhood days, when we were entertained by tales from a pair of brothers who wrote children’s stories in settings of forests and magic. What is the name of these brothers?

Grimm

 

125. What was the name of the 1919 treaty between Germany and the Allied Powers?

Treaty of Versailles

 

126. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in what city?

Salzburg, Austria

 

127. What is a wurst?

A sausage

 

128. Which church of Lower Saxony are Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and the Queen Consort of George IV of the United Kingdom buried in?

Brunswick Cathedral

 

129. At what time of the year do people eat Lebkuchen?

Christmas

 

130. The borough of Hafen is traditionally said to be home of which industry in the city?

Media

 

131. What is a Kartoffelpuffer?

Potato Pancake

 

132. What is the name of the popular scaling spot within the Schwarzwald that is oftentimes covered in a low mist and gives climbers the illusion that they are climbing above the clouds?

Battert Rock

 

133. What type of meat is used in a Rinderroulade?

Beef

 

134. A visit to the Black Forest is not complete without paying a visit to Triberg. Which natural feature are we going here to see?

Waterfall

 

135. What is the name of the traditional German Egg Noodles?

Spätzle

 

136. In Hesse lies the burial place of Germany’s patron saint, St. Boniface. An important figure in the development of Christianity in central Europe, in which city’s cathedral would you find his tomb?

Fulda

 

137. What is the name of the German potato dumplings?

Kartoffelkloesse

 

138. Which is the best known symbol of the city of Munich?

Frauenkirche

 

139. In which Bundesland (federal state) is the Ruhrgebiet located?

North Rhine-Westphalia

 

140. The oldest zoo in Germany?

Berlin Zoological Garden

 

141. Which German stew means “One Pot” when translated into English?

Eintopf

 

142. What was Sebastian Vettel’s first Grand Prix win?

Italian Grand Prix

 

143. After attending the wedding of my nephew in the outskirts of Berlin, we have one more sightseeing session in town before flying back. Surprisingly, we find very little remaining of the Berlin Wall, and only one guard tower. Although it seems like yesterday, the wall has been down for a while. In what years were the Berlin Wall built and demolished, respectively?

1961 and 1989

 

144. Which sport is Bastian Schweinsteiger known for?

Football (soccer)

 

145. And now a question on Franconian vocabulary: what does “aweng” mean?

A little bit

 

146. Which female skier won five gold medals at the 2014 Winter Paralympics?

Anna Schaffelhuber

 

147. Which town is famous for razors of stainless steel?

Soling

 

148. How many times has Germany won the World Cup?

Four times

 

149. What is the name of a German beer maker, founded in 1878 in Issum on the Niederrhein, famous for its Altbier and the featured product in a succession of catchy TV jingles since 1972?

Diebels

150. Which former world No. 1 Tennis player won three Wimbledons, two Australian Opens and one US Open?

Boris Becker

 

151. What is the Bundesliga?

Football League

 

152. What is the small country in between Switzerland and Austria?

Liechtenstein

 

153. Which German football player was nicknamed Der Kaiser?

Franz Beckenbauer

 

154. A former member of the Hanseatic League, home of Werder, Germany’s oldest port city and capital of Germany’s smallest state?

Bremen

 

155. What is the name of the football club in Munich?

FC Bayern Munich

 

156. Which sport was Uwe Krupp known for?

Ice Hockey

 

157. What is the name of the most northerly German state (Land)?

Schleswig-Holstein

 

158. Which German basketball player is the only one ever to play for a single NBA franchise for 21 seasons?

Dirk Nowitzki

 

159. What is “Heidelberg Man”?

The name given to fossil remains found near Heidelberg

 

160. The German unity day is observed on?

3rd of October

 

161. The year in which the FIFA World Cup held in Germany was?

2006

 

162. What is Munich’s most highly frequented art gallery called?

Pinakothek der Moderne

 

163. What is the most popular sport played by Germans?

Handball

 

164. The European Space Operations Center was located in?

Darmstadt

 

165. Can you tell us the only major encounter between German and British fleets in World War I?

Battle of Jutland

 

166. Do you know how many kilometers of Autobahn (freeway, motorway) does Germany have?

13,000

 

167. The Chief Naval Commander of German forces from 1943 and Hitler’s designated successor. Admiral Karl?

Doenitz

 

168. Do you know the year when Germany intend to switch off all of its remaining nuclear power plants?

2022

 

169. When the Federal German football national team became world champions for the first time in Switzerland, this match was called the “Miracle of Bern”. In what year did it occur?

1954

 

170. The castle at Walt Disneyland was modeled after which castle in Germany?

Neuschwanstein Castle

 

171. The remains of a monastic complex at Lorsch serve as a reminder of what was once a prominent religious centre. Containing buildings over 1,000 years old, with which Middle Ages dynasty is it most associated?

Carolingian

 

172. How often has Germany won the Football World Cup?

Four times

 

173. Can you tell us the idea with colored trash cans in Germany ?

Blue for paper, brown for organic, yellow for plastic waste

 

174. Do you know how do you say goodbye in Germany?

Auf Wiedersehen

 

175. How many times has Germany hosted the world cup?

Twice

 

176. Which national football team has ever won the World Cup without a single goal scored by an opposing team?

German Women’s National Team

 

177. Which German federal state used to have its own national team?

Saarland

 

178. Which German national team member played 150 matches, making it the largest number of matches for one player?

Lothar Matthaus

 

179. How many German world champions from 2014 are members of the national team at the World Cup in Russia?

Nine

 

180. Franz Beckenbauer became football world champion as team captain in 1974 and as the manager of the German national team in 1990. What is his byname?

Kaiser (Emperor)

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