10 most difficult Germany riddlesGermany quiz
How did the tradition of Oktoberfest start?
with the royal wedding
with the celebration of German unification
with a folk celebration of harvest
celebration of the first beer of a season
Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Since then, Otoberfest is held at the same place every year (except for epidemics and wars).
How many German states existed in 1950?
1949 ended strict occupation of Germany by WWII allies. The following states formed: Federal Republic of Germany of British, French and American occupation zones, German Democratic Republic in Soviet occupation zone, and Saar Protectorate administered by French Republic. The least one even participated in 1952 Olympic games of Helsinki despite presence of united German East/West team.
How was the Berlin Wall officially called in the German Democratic Republic?
Anti-fascist Protection Rampart
Atomic Safety Wall
Wall of Peace
Counterintelligence Fortified Zone
The name implied that West Germany had not been fully de-Nazified. Before the Wall's erection, 3.5 million East Germans defected from the GDR. Between 1961 and 1989, the wall prevented almost all such emigration.
How did Karl Dönitz die? (1943-1945 Kriegsmarine Commander of Nazi Germany)
of a heart attack
he poisoned himself
he shot himself
he was hanged
Karl Dönitz was the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy and briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as the head of state of Germany. At the Nuremberg trials, he was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment. After his release, he lived quietly in a village near Hamburg until his death of a heart attack in 1980.
Who was "the father of the German economic miracle"? (German: Wirtschaftswunder)
The term Wirtschaftswunder describes the rapid reconstruction and development of the economies of West Germany and Austria after World War II. The key figure during that time was the Minister of Economics, Ludwig Erhard, who went down in history as the "father of the German economic miracle."
What company was the German car manufacturer NSU transformed to?
Audi was created in 1969 as a result of NSU and The Auto Union company merge. The former NSU manufacturing plant in Neckarsulm is still used for Audi assembly, and the current Audi AG shares trade under the ticker symbol "NSU".
When is Oktoberfest held?
The world's largest beer festival once took place in October, but was eventually prolonged and moved ahead to September to allow for better weather conditions. Today, the last day of the festival is the first Sunday in October.