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German Facts

Guess these answers that pertain to the country of Germany.
Last updated: July 09, 2015
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German word for Germany
Deutschland
National airline
Lufthansa
Capital city
Berlin
Former currency
Deutsche Mark
Top soccer league
Bundesliga
The German air force
Luftwaffe
National animal
Golden Eagle
German republic, 1919-1933
Weimar Republic
Name for the the Nazi Empire
Third Reich
Munich beer festival
Oktoberfest
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Capital of West Germany
Bonn
German country ruled by Frederick the Great
Prussia
Longest river
Rhine
German word for sausage
Wurst
Title of the Prime Minister (in English)
Chancellor
Title of the the German Emperor, 1871-1918
Kaiser
Hitler's job title
Führer
German expressways
Autobahn
Name for the German parliament
Bundestag
The same, prior to 1933
Reichstag
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level 36
Feb 23, 2013
If you accept some answers in German, NSDAP and Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei ought to be accepted for "name for the Nazi empire".
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level 32
Mar 1, 2013
sorry, but the NSDAP was the ruling party with Hitler as Führer and not the name of the Nazi empire.
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level 58
Apr 23, 2013
Plus you'd have to be a bit of a dipstick to bother typing all that in.
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level 51
Jan 22, 2014
I agree, Barbara73, but 'Drittes' should be accepted as 'Reich' could indicate either language. In Germany indeed the Danube is consedered its longest river as in 'longest river that flows party through Germany. Technically the top league is the Erste Bundesliga (1st Bundesliga) as there is a second one, too.
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level 46
Mar 12, 2018
Whoops. Sorry, Idril, if something bad happes, I confused report with reply ... :-// What I wanted to rePLY is that indeed the Rhine is the longest river IN Germany, whilst the Danube is the longest river OF Germany. Apart from that "Drittes" surely is the more correct answer than the translation. And "D-Mark" should be counted as well, as it was a very spread name for it.
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level 71
Mar 7, 2013
You should accept Fuehrer, which transcribes the umlaut as ue. Standard spelling, although not the principal version in English.
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level ∞
Jul 9, 2015
That will work now.
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level 70
Apr 14, 2013
how about accepting Bundes League?
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level 44
Oct 13, 2015
That would be unfortunate, since it is a strange half-baked translation. I would be very much for accepting Federal League, which is English for Bundesliga. But your proposal suggest that it is a league called Bundes, which is not true.
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level 65
Aug 8, 2018
That would be like accepting Third Reich", an English and German word together not making any sense. Wait... ;)
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level 69
Apr 23, 2013
Liked this quiz. One thing though - the Rhine may have the longest length within Germany, but the Danube is a much longer river, and it starts in southern Germany.
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level 77
Nov 6, 2014
I agree, the Danube is arguably the longest river flowing in Germany...
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level 58
Sep 29, 2015
That's almost the same discussion as "Cyprus is in Europe!" "No, it's not!". Even in Germany, nobody really knows, which answer is correct, as there has to be defined by which criteria you decide. Longest river with part in Germany? Longest part of any river in Germany? With or without branches? ..... For me, the Rhein is the longest river, anyway ;-)
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level 44
Oct 13, 2015
I believe that by a "country's longest river" is always meant the river which actually flows the longest in that country, compared to all other rivers in that same country, irrespective how long they are outside its borders. If I am not very much mistake, this is a generally accepted consensus among geographers and this being so, it is correct and uncontroversial to describe the Rhine as Germany's longest river.
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level 73
Apr 20, 2017
Tinu is right
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level 38
Aug 16, 2017
Therefore, the Rhine is the longest river flowing IN Germany. (What STARTS in Southern Germany does not flow through Germany does it!
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level 67
Dec 24, 2017
Quite tricky this question, after all the Danube does flow through a bit of Germany doesn't it?, and all the worlds rivers flow mostly through other countries as well as the 'exit' country. The Nile for instance flows through Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Egypt, many of which claim the Nile as their longest river..... If the question is the longest river entirely in a country the Rhine doesn't do it as it flows through Switzerland, Principality of Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands.
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level 65
Apr 23, 2013
Nice quiz! :) Can you please also accept "Rhein" for "Rhine"? The first one is the German spelling of the name.
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level 37
May 5, 2014
Same problem. Put Rhein instead of Rhine.
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level 81
May 15, 2014
Rhein.. and rein and so on. And Elbe and Main and Donau/Danube. Also tried Keiser because of the German pronunciation. AAAARGH! I accept I didn't know Reichstag and Weimar (well didn't remember), but that damn river!
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level ∞
Jul 9, 2015
Rhein will work now.
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level 65
Sep 29, 2015
But the correct answer is Donau/Danube. It's about 1000 miles longer.
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level 57
Mar 12, 2018
No, because it's about the length of the river inside Germany
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level 32
Apr 23, 2013
I know this has nothing to do with this quiz, but... Thanks for the update of the website and introducing a level system.
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level 82
Apr 23, 2013
Been meaning to do the same thing, but there's nowhere good to do so. Only wish for a bit more transparency about the number of points required to get to the next level, but otherwise VERY happy with the way it's been implemented.
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level 40
Apr 23, 2013
Ah i said Bratwurst and i spelled audobahn wrong
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level 54
Oct 16, 2013
I also said Bratwurst and spelled audobahn wrong
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level 52
Feb 20, 2014
Bratwurst is a type of sausage, whereas wurst is just sausage in general. Easy mistake to make, though.
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level 43
Nov 22, 2016
still think bratwurst should be accepted; given that its the most internationally known word associated with german sausage
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level 56
Mar 28, 2017
Why on earth should bratwurst be accepted? The question is asking for the German word for sausage, not the most internationally famous type of sausage. Will you all stop asking for answers that don't answer the question!
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level 33
Dec 18, 2013
'Führer' was never Hitlers title, it simply means 'leader' in English. The position he aspired to was 'Reich Chancellor' which was the title for the, then leader of the German government. Less of a title 'Führer' was an adopted epithet.
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level 69
Sep 29, 2015
from Wikipedia: "Ein Erlass vom 2. August sollte „für alle Zukunft“ regeln, dass Hitler im amtlichen wie außeramtlichen Verkehr nur als „Führer und Reichskanzler“ angesprochen werde. Seitdem führte Hitler den Titel Führer und Reichskanzler des deutschen Volkes." "A decree issed on August 2 should settle "for all time" that Hitler only be addressed "Führer und Reichskanzler" in official and unofficial affairs. Since then, Hitler kept the title Führer und Reichskanzler of the German people."
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level 58
Sep 18, 2014
This is the most educational comments section on this website!
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level 46
Apr 25, 2015
The air force still is called Luftwaffe which is just the plain translation (I know it, I was part of Luftwaffe for a year), it has nothing to do with that war specifically.
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level ∞
Jul 9, 2015
Removed WWII from the question.
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level 32
Sep 29, 2015
I always though wiener was a sausage
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level 58
Sep 29, 2015
It is, but only a type of sausage. Such as a Cheesburger is only a type of Burger...
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level 49
Sep 29, 2015
Bratwurst for wurst?
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level 37
Apr 10, 2018
Golden Bald Eagle for Golden Eagle?
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level 24
Sep 29, 2015
100% and im not German!!!
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level 44
Oct 13, 2015
A very nice quiz. However, I have one comment: it is rather peculiar (although not technically incorrect) to describe the word "Kaiser" as the official title of German Emperor. Kaiser is simply the German word for emperor, any emperor (thus the British King Edward VII would have been described in Imperial German newspapers as "Kaiser von Indien" in his capacity as the Emperor of India). I do not suppose you would ask what the title of the King of France was before 1792 and expect "Roi" as the correct answer....
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level 38
Oct 8, 2018
But the "title" of the King of France would be "Roi". So "Kaiser" is correct for the title of Wilhelm of Germany.
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level 80
Mar 9, 2016
Could you maybe accept some alternate spellings for Chancellor? I tried about a dozen spellings (chanceler, chauncellor, chanseler, chaunceler, chanselur) and just couldn't seem to come up with the correct one.
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level 45
Aug 27, 2016
didn't read all the questions and missed out on two of the easiest ones (to me) *facepalm*
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level 27
Dec 19, 2016
Oh man. i really struggled with this quiz. I'm german and kept trying to type in the german words and just couldn't think of what the americans would call it. "Third Reich"? They only translated half the word....? What?
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level 59
Nov 13, 2018
That's pretty common in English. Leaving half or all of a term untranslated helps to hint at the region to which the term refers, in this case Germany.
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level 50
Mar 15, 2017
I missed Bundestag!
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level 67
May 2, 2017
Good quiz, missed a couple because of my bad spelling, but I think my pronunciation is OK. Tinu mentioned earlier that he was not happy with the use of Kaiser, although that is what we have always heard in UK, Australia etc. I believe it is derived from Caesar as King is also.
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level 38
Jan 27, 2018
The question was the "longest river" that flowed in Germany. It doesn't matter how many OTHER countries the Rhine also flows through, it flows through Germany, which is the answer to the question posed.
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level 74
Mar 12, 2018
am i the only one who tried first "painter" for hitler's job title?
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level 59
Nov 13, 2018
yes
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level 58
Mar 12, 2018
Hey i just asked myself if you could accept ''D Mark/D-Mark'' for Deutsche Mark.Most people i've heard in my own country (Germany) refer to it as that (as an abbrevation) rather than the full Name :) (though i think most people KNOW the full name)
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level 64
Mar 12, 2018
If you are including rivers that flow partly through Germany then the Danube is the longest.
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level 39
May 11, 2018
Pretty straight forward for someone who spends a lot of time in Germany! :)
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level 58
May 27, 2018
I ran out of time on about 8 of them because I couldnt recall the capital of West Germany.