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1. She was one of the leading performers in her sport when she was active.
Born in 1969 in Mannheim, Germany she had her breakthrough in 1987. After her retirement in 2001 she married one of her former colleagues.
Who is this sporting star? Anyone for tennis?
2. He lived in violent times. His main work was published in 1669: "Simplicius Simplicissimus", telling the adventures of a boy called Simplicius while the thirty years' war was raging. That book is said to be the first adventure novel in the German tongue.
Some say personal experiences influenced the book, other doubt this. Who is the author?
3. Should actors sing? In public? This German actor did, and it paid well for him.
He hasn't covered "Yellow Submarine", which would be fitting thinking of his best-known movie. But at least he did sing about Männer (men) - and there were quite a crew in that "boat". Who is the actor?
4. A good one. A bad one. And a great actor. His Mephistoles was magnificent. His gangster boss in Fritz Lang's "M": just great.
His uninterrupted career in the Third Reich and his important friends of this time like Goering led to an arrest when the war was over. Who is this man?
5. His best known work of art was the Isenheim Altarpiece, painted in the early 16th century. It is better known than the artist himself.
Who is said to be the man who painted in the colorful medieval style, when the Renaissance was already en vogue?
6. Goodness, I'm getting hungry. Up to Frankfurt/Main. Here is some food the great giant of German literature Goethe is said to have liked. The stuff is cold and may be combined with boiled fish or meat, or perhaps some potatoes.
We need some herbs, seven different herbs. What are we cooking?
7. My cat asked me to include some of the birds fluttering in Germany. Which of these may be only found at the zoo?
8. It's movie time! How about a movie from 1943?
Hannes Kröger, a former sailor (Hans Albers), sings "La Paloma" in a hippodrome. He is unhappy in love and and the end he will be on the big ocean again, poor boy.
The minister responsible for film in Germany had a lot to complain about. In the end the film was banned completely. Who is the minister, a famous bad boy of German history, who died in 1945?
9. Born in 1940. He studied theology and worked as a pastor in Mecklenburg in the German Democratic Republic. In 1989 he took part in the activities which led to the demise of this state. In 1990 he was appointed Special Representative of the Federal Government for the Stasi Archives, that are usually called by his name. In the year 2012 he was elected the president of Germany. Who is this man?
10. It is getting late, I am tired. Up to bed!
What may someone like me, living in Germany and speaking German, wish you now?
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