German Culture Facts

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How many countries border Germany?
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9 (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland)

What is the capital city of Germany?
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Berlin

What is the most common religion in Germany?
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Christianity

What is the largest ethnic group living in Germany (after Germans)?
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Turks

What is the name of a 16-day festival held annually in Munich, Bavaria which is famous for serving a wide variety of traditional food and beer?
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Oktoberfest

What is the name of a fairy tale character from a story by the Grimm Brothers who was a miller and who boasted to a king that his daughter could spin straw into gold?
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Rumpelstiltskin

Whom did Hansel and Gretel have to fight in a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers?
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A wicked witch.

What animal was the prince in one of the fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers?
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Frog

What is the name of a fairy tale character from a story by the Grimm Brothers who lost her slipper as she left the ball in a rush?
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Cinderella

What is the name of a fairy tale by the Grimm Brothers in which one of the characters asks “Magic mirror on the wall / Who is the fairest of them all”?
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Snow White

What is the name of a 2003 German film in which a main character hides from his mother the fact that East Germany is no longer a country?
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Good Bye Lenin!

What is the name of a 2001 German film which plot is based on a famous "Stanford Prison Experiment" conducted in 1971?
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Das Experiment

Who is the author of a famous poem “Erlkönig” (‘the Alder King’)?
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What is the name of a famous Prussian philosopher and diplomat who also founded the University of Berlin?
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Wilhelm von Humboldt

Who out of those famous composers was not German: Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn or Ludwig van Beethoven?
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Joseph Haydn

What is the name of a German Synthpop duo consisting of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen whose greatest hit is “You're My Heart, You're My Soul”?
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Modern Talking

What is the name of a rock band from Hannover, Germany formed in 1965 famous for their hit song “Wind of Change” which celebrates the end of the Cold War and the widespread fall of Communist-run governments among eastern bloc nations beginning in 1989?
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Scorpions

What is the name of an industrial metal band from Berlin, Germany whose third and fourth released albums were called “Mutter” und “Reise, Reise”?
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Rammstein

What is the name of a rock band from Germany, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer and bassist Georg Listing whose most popular songs are “Schrei” and “Durch den Monsun”?
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Tokio Hotel

What is the name of a German world-famous film composer who composed soundtrack to such films as “Gladiator”, “The Crimson Tide”, “The Lion King” and “Inception”?
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Hans Zimmer

What is the name of the most famous international German film festival held annually since 1951?
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Berlinale

Which out of these TV channels is not German: ZDF, ProSieben, VOX, ORF, Das Erste, Kabel 1, RTL or SAT. 1?
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ORF

Which out of these newspapers and magazines is not German: Focus, Das Spiegel, Heute, Der Stern or Die Welt?
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Heute

What is the name of a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe?
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Johannes Gutenberg

What is the name of a traditional type of German stew which can consist of a great number of different ingredients?
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Eintopf

What is the name of a German Formula One racing driver for the Mercedes team?
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Michael Schumacher

What is the name of a German football manager and former player who managed the German national team to a third-place finish in the 2006 World Cup?
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Jürgen Klinsmann

What is the name of a former German football goalkeeper who became the first and only goalkeeper in the history of FIFA World Cup to win the Golden Ball?
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Oliver Kahn

How many times did Germany host the Summer Olympic Games?
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twice

In what month does Germany celebrate its International Workers' Day?
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May


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