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1 How high is Zugspitze?
Answer: 9,718 ft

I am listing those mountains from lowest to highest.

Zugspitze is the highest peak in Germany. It is 9,718 ft and located in the Bavarian Alps.

Mont Blanc is the highest peak of the Alps. It is 15,773 ft and located on the French-Italian border.

Aconcagua is the highest peak of Argentina as well as the Americas. It is 22,837 ft and located in the Andes.

K2 is the second highest peak of the world. It is 28,251 ft and located in the Karakoram range of Pakistan.
  From Quiz: Zugspitze
2 Dresden is the capital of which easternmost state of the Federal Republic of Germany?
Answer: Saxony

Dresden has a long history as an important center in the region since at least 1270 when it served as the capital of the Margraviate of Meissen. It has served as a seat for Saxon dukes, prince-electors of the Holy Roman Empire, and kings. It remains the traditional capital of Saxony and the second most populous city in the state after Leipzig.

Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Schleswig-Holstein are the southernmost, westernmost, and northernmost German states, respectively. The remaining states include Baden-Wurttemberg, Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia.

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    Your options: [ Saxony ] [ Schleswig-Holstein ] [ North Rhine-Westphalia ] [ Bavaria ]
  From Quiz: Dressing Down Dresden
3 Most of the cities of Baden-Württemberg are located on what river?
Answer: Neckar

The Neckar River courses mainly through the south-west of Baden-Württemberg. It also runs a short distance through the German state of Hesse.

The Neckar is approximately 225 miles long (362 km) long, and is a right tributary of the Rhine River. The Heilbronn harbour is the largest harbour on the Neckar, and is in the top ten largest harbours of Germany.
  From Quiz: Germany: All about Baden-Württemberg
4 What is the highest mountain of Lower Saxony?
Answer: Wurmberg

Wurmberg is approximately 3,200 feet high and is the second-highest mountain of the Harz mountain range.

Wurmberg has the spa town and health resort, Braunlage, located at the foot of it. The town gets much of its economy from the skiing business the mountain makes possible in the snow. Snowboarding is also popular on this mountain.
  From Quiz: Germany: All about Lower Saxony
5 The city of Dusseldorf lies on the site where the Dussel River meets which other European river?
Answer: Rhine

Most of Dusseldorf lies on the east side of the Rhine, though there are a few smaller neighborhoods on the west side. The city is part of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area in western Germany.
    Your options: [ Danube ] [ Rhine ] [ Seine ] [ Thames ]
  From Quiz: Dusseldorf
6 Baden-Baden is a town located in which German state in the southwestern corner of the nation?
Answer: Baden-Wurttemberg

Baden-Baden is nestled in gentle hills with Mount Merkur nearby. Baden-Wurttemberg borders both France and Switzerland. These borders, coupled with the important Danube and Rhine rivers, make Baden-Wurttemberg a popular hub for trade in tourism within Europe.
    Your options: [ Bavaria ] [ North Rhine-Westphalia ] [ Lower Saxony ] [ Baden-Wurttemberg ]
  From Quiz: Baden Baden
7 What is the name of the spa city located in Germany?
Answer: Baden-Baden

Baden Baden is known as the grand dame of spas in Germany. Everyone from celebrities to royalty soaked in the spa houses. Fyodor Dostoyevsky lost money in the casinos. Bill Clinton was quoted as saying that Baden-Baden was "so nice they had to name it twice".
  From Quiz: Oh, The Places You'll Go
8 Which city, the capital of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, shares its name with a bay that faces the Danish islands?
Answer: Kiel

The city of Kiel is annually home to the world's biggest sailing event, Kiel Week, or the Kiel Regatta. What started as a ship race in 1882 has become a festival featuring fairs, musical performances, a Tall Ships Parade, and more.
    Your options: [ Koblenz ] [ Kiel ] [ Heide ] [ Hamburg ]
  From Quiz: It's All Germane
9 We've packed all our walking gear and can't wait to get to the Black Forest. In which state of Germany must we visit in order to get there?
Answer: Baden-Württemberg

The state of Baden-Württemberg lies in the south-west corner of Germany. It is the third largest German state behind Bavaria and Lower Saxony. As well as the Black Forest, outdoor excursions can be made to Lake Constance and the Swabian Alps. It also borders both France and Switzerland.

The Black Forest is easily accessible from several directions. There are a number of international airports in the vicinity including Stuttgart and EuroAirport which lies just outside Basel, Switzerland. The major airport hub of Frankfurt is only a couple of hours away by high speed train.
    Your options: [ Schleswig-Holstein ] [ Saxony ] [ Baden-Württemberg ] [ Thuringia ]
  From Quiz: A Walk Through the Black Forest
10 The first taste that many people get of Hesse is the major transport hub that is Frankfurt International Airport. A quick tram journey from there would bring you to the city of Frankfurt itself, but which river runs through the city centre?
Answer: Main

Frankfurt is a major financial centre. It is home to the European Central Bank and one of the world's major stock exchanges as well as many other institutions. The city has a particularly prominent skyline. In October 2011, all bar one of the German buildings that were classified as skyscrapers were in Frankfurt!

The city's full title is usually written as Frankfurt am Main, meaning Frankfurt on the Main (river). The Main rises in the Franconia region of Bavaria and meanders its way across Germany until is discharges into the mighty Rhine. Although there is also a Frankfurt an der Oder, that town is situated on the border with Poland in the German state of Brandenburg.

As well as being home to the frankfurter sausage, other culinary delights that you could sample in Frankfurt include Apfelwein (apple wine) and a Hessian favourite called green sauce. Legend has it that this was the well-known German writer Goethe's favourite dish.
    Your options: [ Main ] [ Rhine ] [ Oder ] [ Danube ]
  From Quiz: Hesse - Home of the Frankfurter
11 What river runs through Cologne?
Answer: Rhine

Running from the Swiss Alps into the North Sea, Rhine is one of the most historically significant rivers of Europe. It has length of 1,233 km.
  From Quiz: Cologne Excites Ze Senses
12 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?
Answer: a sandstone castle

The Heidelberger Schloss (Heidelberg Castle) incorporates a wide range of architectural styles, having been built, renovated, and added to over a period of centuries.
  From Quiz: Heidelberg, Germany
13 Of which state in Germany is Munich the capital?
Answer: The Free State of Bavaria

Bavaria is in the south of Germany and borders Austria and the Czech Republic. Bavaria was a kingdom in its own right until 1918, when it became part of Germany.
    Your options: [ The Free State of Saxony ] [ Saarland ] [ Rhineland-Palatinate ] [ The Free State of Bavaria ]
  From Quiz: Famous Cities: Munich
14 The capital of Germany was returned to this city after the infamous wall came down and Germany was reunited. This city had been divided into four sectors after World War II and was home to the famous Checkpoint Charlie during the cold war era.
Answer: Berlin

The reconstruction of Berlin since the early 1990's has been phenomenal. Potsdamer Platz, one of the busiest intersections in Europe prior to World War II, was under the Berlin Wall while it was up. It has been replaced with a new Sony Center as well as other major corporate buildings.
    Your options: [ Bonn ] [ Berlin ] [ Hamburg ] [ Munich ]
  From Quiz: Notable Cities in Germany
15 The oldest town in Germany, founded 16 BC
Answer: Trier

Trier was founded by the Romans in 16 BC. It was called "Rome of the North". Emperor Constantin had his residence there.
    Your options: [ Cologne ] [ Trier ] [ Berlin ] [ Speyer ]
  From Quiz: German Towns
16 The name 'Germany' translates into German as...
Answer: Deutschland

Duitsland is the Dutch word for Germany, while the other two words are made up.
    Your options: [ Duisland ] [ Duitsland ] [ Deutschland ] [ Darmland ]
  From Quiz: German Ds
17 There are three city-states in Germany. Berlin and Hamburg are two of them. What is the third?
Answer: Bremen

Bremen has a population of 550,093 people and is located in the northwest corner of Germany (Deutschland).
  From Quiz: Germany and Its Neighbors
18 What is the capital city of Germany?
Answer: Berlin

Ahhh.. Berlin: The Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Zoo Station, Kurfuerstendamm. Not to mention a thriving atmosphere and some of the best clubs in Europe!
  From Quiz: Cities of Germany
19 What is the name of the lake that forms part of Germany's southern frontier?
Answer: Lake Constance

Switzerland and Austria also border on Lake Constance. The Rhine flows through the lake.
  From Quiz: Germany - Essentials II
20 What is the capital of Germany?
Answer: Berlin

When Germany was divided into West and East the capital of West Germany was Bonn, while East Berlin was the capital of East Germany.
  From Quiz: Germany - Essentials
21 What is Bavaria's capital?
Answer: Munich

  From Quiz: Some Questions About Bavaria
22 Which parent mountain range is Zugspitze part of?
Answer: Alps

Zugspitze is the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. Bavarian Alps are part of the Alps.

The Cascades are located in the Northwest United States. The highest peak is Mount Rainier in Washington at 14,411 ft. Mount Shasta in California is 14,179 ft.

The Rocky Mountains stretch 3,000 miles from northwestern Canada to New Mexico, United States. The highest peak is Mount Elbert in Colorado at 14,440 ft.

The Himalayas are located in central Asia. The highest peak is Mount Everest at 29,031 ft. Not only is Mount Everest Nepal's highest peak, but it is also the world's highest peak.
    Your options: [ Rocky Mountains ] [ Himalayas ] [ Cascades ] [ Alps ]
  From Quiz: Zugspitze
23 How does Baden-Württemberg rank in terms of Germany's state sizes?
Answer: Third-largest

The area of Baden-Württemberg is approximately 13,805 square miles (35,750 km) in total. It is behind Lower Saxony, the second-largest German state, and Bavaria, the largest.
  From Quiz: Germany: All about Baden-Württemberg
24 Known for being the site of a major Roman defeat in 9 AD, the Teutoburg Forest is located in Lower Saxony and what other German state?
Answer: North Rhine-Westphalia

These hills of Germany include Dörenberg, a hill in Lower Saxony, which is the highest part of the centre section of the Teutoburg Forest.

The Teutoburg Forest is part of the north section of the Central Uplands, which stretches east to west across the country, as one of the three major nature regions of Germany.

The Battle of Teutoburg Forest is widely regarded as one of the most significant defeats of Roman history. It abruptly stopped Emperor Augustus' expansion plans, which had been successful up until this battle. Arminius, the leader of the Germanic tribes who fought the Romans, became a hero figure after he was victorious. Constructed in the 1800s, there is a large memorial monument dedicated to him south-west of the city of Detmold, North Rhine-Westphalia, called "Hermannsdenkmal (or "Hermann's Monument").
  From Quiz: Germany: All about Lower Saxony
25 The Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein are two examples of the city's what?
Answer: Theaters

The Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus opened in 1970, though the site has been home to dramatic productions since at least the mid-18th century. It became a public theater in 1818. The Deutsche Oper am Rhein is primarily an opera and ballet theater. It was built in 1875 but destroyed during World War II. It reopened in 1956.
  From Quiz: Dusseldorf
26 What activity is Baden-Baden famous for--and from which the town received its name?
Answer: Bathing in hot springs

Baden-Baden is home to many thermal hot springs. Many Roman emperors, including Hadrian, frequented Baden-Baden for their therapeutic needs. Many of these ancient Roman baths can be seen within the town, in various states of preservation. Once the baths and spas were rediscovered at the beginning of the 18th century, Baden-Baden became a popular meeting place for world dignitaries and celebrities.
    Your options: [ Hiking in the Black Forest ] [ Painting and sculpting ] [ Food fights ] [ Bathing in hot springs ]
  From Quiz: Baden Baden
27 Germany's largest cathedral is located in which city?
Answer: Cologne

The Kolner Dom is Germany's largest cathedral, located in Cologne, Germany. The cathedral's south tower was the tallest building in Europe until the Eiffel Tower was built.
    Your options: [ Munich ] [ Frankfurt ] [ Hamburg ] [ Cologne ]
  From Quiz: Oh, The Places You'll Go
28 Which neighboring country of Germany is called Österreich in the German language?
Answer: Austria

Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze at 2,962 m (9,718 ft) above sea level, is on its southern border with Austria. Austria's own highest peak, the Grossglockner or Großglockner, reaches 3,798 m (12,461 ft) above sea level and is the second tallest of the Alps by relative height.
  From Quiz: It's All Germane
29 Although Frankfurt is by far the largest city in Hesse, it is not the capital. This honour goes to which spa town?
Answer: Wiesbaden

During the 19th century, Wiesbaden expanded from a very small town to one containing around 100,000 people. As a result of this population explosion, the city illustrates many examples of the varying architectural styles of the period and this has been labelled as "historicism".

Amongst the famous characters to have come to Wiesbaden to sample the benefits of the hot springs are Goethe and the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. Unfortunately for the latter, he took an interest in playing roulette at the casino and built up huge gambling debts. This experience influenced his 1867 novella "The Gambler", which was written in order to pay off gambling debts. Had he not written something by a strict deadline, he would have lost all the rights to his works!
    Your options: [ Wiesbaden ] [ Baden-Baden ] [ Karlovy Vary ] [ Bad Ischl ]
  From Quiz: Hesse - Home of the Frankfurter
30 Which state does Cologne belong to?
Answer: North Rhine-Westphalia

North Rhine-Westphalia is one of the most populous and most economically important states of Germany. The state has an area of 34,084.13 km2.
    Your options: [ North Rhine-Westphalia ] [ Saxony ] [ Rhineland-Palatinate ] [ Saxony-Anhalt ]
  From Quiz: Cologne Excites Ze Senses
31 Heidelberg Castle offers more for the tourist than just beautiful architecture. What other two tourist attractions are housed inside?
Answer: an enormous wine barrel and a pharmacy museum

The Grosses Fass (Heidelberg Tun) is a wine barrel built in 1751 which can hold well over 200 thousand liters of wine. Today it holds no wine and is primarily a tourist attraction.
The German pharmacy museum is free with admission to the castle, and is also worth a look. It includes recreations of pharmacy shops from years past, historical pharmacy information, and even pharmacy-related art.
  From Quiz: Heidelberg, Germany
32 In what year was the Allianz Arena completed?
Answer: 2005

The Allianz Arena took less than three years to build and was opened in June 2005. It is located in Munich-Frottmaning. The football governing body will only let World Cup matches be played in stadiums that have been up and running for at least one year before the big match.
  From Quiz: Famous Cities: Munich
33 This city, capital of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in medieval times, has the largest market square in Germany (at 10,000 square meters), in which you can find its famous water pump built between 1580 and 1602 in the Dutch Renaissance style.
Answer: Wismar

"Nosferatu" was filmed on the streets of Wismar's Altstadt. Tours to the island of Poel are easily arranged from Wismar's harbor.
    Your options: [ Hamburg ] [ Greifswald ] [ Schwerin ] [ Wismar ]
  From Quiz: Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
34 Which industries is the Ruhrgebiet historically famous for?
Answer: coal mining, steel, metallurgy

Though almost all coal mines have been closed, and just a few of the old steelworks are still in use, these industries were what turned this Westphalia region into a huge industrial conurbation
    Your options: [ coal mining, steel, metallurgy ] [ high tech products, computer chips, information technology ] [ textiles, synthetic materials ] [ agricultural goods, cattle ]
  From Quiz: The Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr Valley)
35 Franconia is a part of which state (Bundesland)?
Answer: Bavaria

Franconia covers the three northern districts of the seven districts within Bavaria. Just a little piece of advice: Don't call people from Franconia "Bavarian". Most of them won't like it! They usually prefer to be called "Franconian" instead.
    Your options: [ Baden-Württemberg ] [ Saxony ] [ Bavaria ] [ Hamburg ]
  From Quiz: Franconia
36 Virtually leveled in World War II, this city on the Rhine is home to the largest Gothic Cathedral in Germany. Don't forget to try the famous Kölsch.
Answer: Cologne

Cologne is where "4711", the original cologne, was created and marketed. The city is an old Roman city, and evidence of its Roman past can be seen in the Roman-German museum near the Cathedral, as well as throughout the city.
    Your options: [ Düsseldorf ] [ Cologne ] [ Dresden ] [ Bonn ]
  From Quiz: Notable Cities in Germany
37 This town is famous for the "Holsten-Tor".
Answer: Luebeck

Luebeck was member of the Hanse.
    Your options: [ Flensburg ] [ Luebeck ] [ Hamburg ] [ Kiel ]
  From Quiz: German Towns
38 What is the name of the German city that was the target of massive Allied bombing raids in February 1945?
Answer: Dresden

Dresden is also the home of the Allee of Kings and the rebuilt Frauenkirche. Estimates of the death toll of the bombing raids range between 22,000 and 25,000 people.
  From Quiz: German Ds
39 What is the approximate population of Berlin (2015 figure)?
Answer: 3.5 million

This figure is low for the capital of a major European country and is partly the result of the particular circumstances of Berlin between 1945 and 1990. The metropolitan region has about six million inhabitants, but is so vast as to have little meaning. For example, it extends to Cottbus and the Polish border in the east.
  From Quiz: Berlin
40 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?
Answer: 1933

It was built to discourage political opposition in the year the Nazis took power. It was thus the first of its kind in Nazi Germany.
  From Quiz: Travelling Through Germany
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