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German R&B band signed on with the Soultans same record label which wrote some of Elvis Presley's songs?
German prisoners of war built part of the Stade de Gerland stadium in Lyon, France, after the First World War?
German late Romantic composer Richard Wetz (pictured), in 1928, was appointed foreign member of the Prussian Academy of the Arts, alongside Igor Stravinsky?
German socialist women's activist was jailed in 1914 for having called on women to oppose the Lore Agnes war during a March 8 rally?
German Seenotdienst (early aircraft pictured) was the first organized air-sea rescue service?
German is the largest KarstadtQuelle AG department store corporation in Europe with over 100,000 employees?
German football club , founded in 1923, is a club of the Dansk Gymnastik Forening Flensborg Danish minority of Southern Schleswig?
German-language socialist newspaper in Volkswille Katowice, Poland, went from daily to weekly publication after the 1933 Nazi takeover stopped the newspaper's financial subsidies from Germany?
Catholic Church denied the German- Nicaraguan burial in a Enrique Gottel Managua cemetery because he was a Freemason?
Allies broke through the largest German entrenched position in World War One at the ?
Battle of the Hindenburg Line the
character actor , shot down as a pilot in Tom Greenway World War II, spent more than a year in Italian and German POW camps?
Dresden Elbe Valley in Germany is only the second ?
delisted UNESCO World Heritage Site the
genera and Bergerocactus Bergeranthus are named after , a Alwin Berger German botanist best known for his contribution to the nomenclature of succulent plants, particularly agaves and cacti?
French light cruiser was sabotaged by her own crew on Marseillaise , in order to prevent the , November 27 1942 Germans from capturing the ship?
German company Jako threatened to sue the Football Association of Ireland when referee refused to allow Anthony Buttimer Sligo Rovers to wear their kit in a League of Ireland match?
hamlet of in Wigratzbad Germany was home to Marian apparitions in the early 20th century, and today houses a shrine visited by approximately 500,000 pilgrims every year?
between Franconian derby 1. FC Nuremberg and SpVgg Greuther Fürth is the most played football match in Germany with over 250 games between the two sides?
was a Battle of Krasny Bor World War II battle in which neutral Spain assisted Germany with an all volunteer infantry division?
is a large forested area in the southern Bienwald Pfalz region of Germany, near the towns of Kandel and Wörth am Rhein?
in Blauhöhle Germany's Swabian Alb is a huge cave system with more than 50-meter (164-feet) high caverns that can be accessed by diving through the Blautopf (pictured)?
Zentrale Stelle (Central Office) was established in 1958 by the West German government to investigate war crimes committed outside Germany by Nazi forces?
was one of six Bonn–Oberkassel train ferry train ferries that commenced operations across the Rhine in Germany in the late 19th century?
, founded in 1903, was the first Alsace-Lorraine Regional Party Catholic political organization in the German province of Alsace-Lorraine?
stained glass windows (pictured) of , found in many Alois Plum German churches in Germany, integrate the architecture of the church's space with the liturgy?
Luxembourgian football club FV Stadt Düdelingen won the German in 1942 and went on to the German championship finals, losing 0–2 to Gauliga Mittelrhein FC Schalke 04?
Jewish mother of former German Federal Minister of Justice died at Gerhard Jahn Auschwitz?
megalithic in Altendorf tomb Hesse, Germany contains bones from at least 235 individuals from the New Stone Age?
megalithic in Niedertiefenbach tomb Hesse, Germany has at least ten discernible layers of burials from the New Stone Age?
Russo-Japanese War vintage Japanese cruiser Yakumo (pictured) was the only warship in the Imperial Japanese Navy (aside from prizes-of-war) to have been built in Germany?
km/h maximum speed of the Munich-Nuremberg Express (pictured) makes it the only regional train in Germany fast enough to not impede ICE traffic?
the "van" in the name of
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven is a remnant of his ?
Flemish ancestry following the revelation of the
Secret Intelligence Service radio station in Skylark B Trondheim in September 1941, eleven of the group members were sent to German death camps?
early 20th century
German explorers mounted many expeditions to the river in Ramu German New Guinea in the hope of finding gold?
in 1843 the
German missionary published the first ever Hermann Mögling newspaper in the Kannada language?
in 1918 the
UK hospital ships and HMHS Rewa were sunk by HMHS Glenart Castle German U-boats within two months of each other?
in 1935, the uniform of the national-conservative
was banned in Bismarckjugend Germany?
in 1933, the
supported the German Socialist Labour Party of Poland Bundist call for boycott of goods produced in Germany, in protest of the Hitler regime?
G-8 Summit in Germany on June 7-8, Russian president Vladimir Putin offered to deploy elements of an American anti-misssile shield in in Qabala Radiolocation Station Azerbaijan instead of Poland and the Czech Republic?
during his lifetime,
worked as a Radu Irimescu German naval officer, Romanian Air Force pilot, banker, businessman, government minister, and diplomat to the United States?
German Federal Minister of Labor Norbert Blüm and former Secretary of State of France Alain Vivien have been recognized with the ?
Leipzig Human Rights Award because of
, Salvatore Pincherle German mathematicians could attend the Third International Congress of Mathematicians despite a ban imposed during World War I?
and Irish Pine , which were Irish Oak chartered from the United States by Irish Shipping Ltd during the Second World War, were sunk by German U-boats despite their neutral status?
by the time he returned to
England in 1878 after collecting plants in Colombia, German plant collector had lost more than half of his collection?
Guillermo Kalbreyer during
World War II, the United States developed , a top secret Who me? stench weapon designed to humiliate German officers?
World War I, a claim that British propaganda Germans converted the bodies of their dead soldiers into various products, was based on a mistranslation of the German word Kadaver?
German authorities foiled a plot by a neo-Nazi group to set off a bomb at the Ohel Jakob synagogue cornerstone ceremony?
1943 was shot down by British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 German Junkers Ju 88s, killing actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation that it was an attempt to assassinate Winston Churchill?
one of the first acts of the
Second World War on the continent of North America was the seizure of the German cargo ship by the Christoph Van Doornum Sheriff of Botwood?
one of the
found 22 percent of international polls on the 2008 U.S. presidential election German women would have an affair with Barack Obama?
several countries, including
Sweden and Germany have started a , with the goal of gradually shutting down all nuclear power phase-out nuclear power plants?
alpine skiers and Ornella are members of Peru's first team at the Manfred Oettl Reyes Winter Olympics, despite being born and living their entire lives in Germany?
stained glass in
church in Marston Bigot Somerset, England is from the abbey of Altenberg in Germany and depicts a scene from the early life of St Bernard?
since 1978, countries including
Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, and the United States have compiled ?
government reports on groups referred to as cults none of the more than 1000 windows in the
residential complex Waldspirale (pictured) in Darmstadt, Germany are identical?
most of the
skeletons found at , a Talheim Death Pit mass grave in Germany dating to 5000 BC, show signs of skull trauma, and scientists have concluded that those buried there were victims of genocide?
in spite of hesitations due to the growing influence of
Nazism in Germany, the moved its headquarters to International Federation of Trade Unions Berlin in 1931?
in order to cut costs,
Olau Line re-flagged their cruiseferry to Olau Hollandia Luxembourg in January 1993, but were forced to revert the ship to German flag only a month later?
, with the 2009–10 Rugby-Bundesliga season Rugby Club Luxembourg, a team from Luxembourg competes in the German 2nd Rugby-Bundesliga?
it took two
German submarines, and UB-6 , to dispatch two UB-16 World War I Royal Navy recruits?
, the capital of Prince Liubice Henry of the Obotrites, was the predecessor to Lübeck, Germany?
( Frauenfriedenskirche pictured) at Frankfurt am Main ( Germany) is an unusual expressionist church, decorated with monumental mosaics?
was the only Free Association of German Trade Unions trade union in Germany to reject the , a civil truce between the Burgfrieden socialist movement and the German state during World War I?
the importance of the
acorn as fodder for locally raised pigs led the German town of to include one on the town crest?
Kirchardt the historic
Samson Pit silver mine in the Harz Mountains of Germany was, for a long time, the deepest mine in the world?
the initials of
John Hathorn and his wife carved into brick on in their house Warwick, New York show the influence of Germanic building traditions?
the island of
in Schwanenwerder Berlin, Germany, houses a column (pictured) from the former Tuileries Palace?
the large number of
Baroque buildings ( Castle Mainau pictured) on the are the result of immigration to depopulated areas of Upper Swabian Baroque Route Upper Swabia, Germany and the following building boom at the end of the Thirty Years' War?
reredos above the altar in in St. Martin's Church Brighton, England, includes 20 pictures and 69 statues, all of which were carved in Oberammergau, Germany?
the founder of
in Byzantine studies Germany is Hieronymus Wolf who, approximately 100 years after the fall of Byzantium, began to edit and translate Byzantine literature?
the first shots by the
United States in World War I were fired by the from Porto Rico Regiment of Infantry El Morro Castle at a German ship in San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico?
German U-boat sunk by the United States Navy in World War II was , sunk on 1 March 1942?
U-656 the fighter pilot
destroyed 32 Aleksandr Kazakov German and Austro-Hungarian planes during WWI, while his formal tally of 17 is explained by the fact that only planes crashed in the Russian-held territory were officially counted?
post-war survey of sympathy for Nazism in Germany was conducted in 1947 by the ?
Allensbach Institute the first
ever built outside Volkswagen Germany was assembled in Ireland?
the first shot fired by
British Empire forces in World War I was targeted at the German ship which was departing Pfalz Melbourne, Australia as Britain declared war on Germany?
the first military plane mass-produced in
Germany was the in Rumpler Taube 1910?
the largest group of
Asian residents in Germany are , totalling 83,526 people as of 2004?
Vietnamese the long-running
German TV show is the only German Aktenzeichen XY... ungelöst television format to have entered the United States, where it is produced by Fox as ?
America's Most Wanted the song "
" references the homesickness experienced by guest workers in Zwei Kleine Italiener Germany during the Wirtschaftswunder?
the reconstruction of the
, Saalburg Germany's most completely reconstructed Roman fort, began under Kaiser Wilhelm II?
the test for enrollment at
Germany's involves not an intelligence test, but Helmut Schmidt University military training and troop procedures?
the well-publicized defection of
German agent in early Erich Vermehren 1944 led directly to the demise of the Abwehr?
steam trains were involved in a on the head-on collision Lößnitzgrundbahn heritage railway in Saxony, Germany, on 12 September 2009?
toads in Hamburg, Germany recently became mysterious ?
exploding toads the public reaction after the death of
caused Prince Wilhelm of Prussia Adolf Hitler to issue a decree barring all members of Germany's former royal houses from service in the military?
the parents of
, a Anna Seidel German Sinologist and expert on Taoism, risked the death penalty by hiding a Jewish friend during World War II?
the medieval Slavic
tribe, ancestors of the Milceni Sorbs of Germany, are mentioned in ?
The Song of Roland the longest river on the island of
New Guinea, the Sepik (pictured), was named the Kaiserin Augusta by German explorers in 1884, after the German Empress of the day?
the only action seen by the
during the French ironclad Montcalm Franco-Prussian War was the capture of a German barque?
the only countries to medal at all three
Nordic skiing disciplines ( , cross-country skiing , Nordic combined ) at the ski jumping FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 were Germany, Norway, and the United States?
the only remnants of
, a medieval Mecklenburg Castle castle located in present-day Germany, are parts of an earthen wall (pictured)?
German Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth was forced to quit school at the age of seventeen because of a Renate Schmidt pregnancy?
ghost town of was named after Brunswick, North Carolina Braunschweig, Germany, the birthplace of Great Britain's King George I?
started life as a SS Assyrian German merchant ship in the First World War and ended it as British merchant in the Second World War?
in Söflingen Abbey Ulm, Baden-Württemberg is the oldest nunnery of the Order of Poor Ladies in Germany?
was seized twice by SS Empire Advocate Britain—from Germany after the First World War, and then from Italy during the Second World War?
is the oldest extant Sanssouci Picture Gallery museum built for a German ruler?
of Scientology Task Force Hamburg, Germany reported on what it called brainwashing in Scientology's Rehabilitation Project Force?
of Sausage Valley WWI-era France was so named because the Germans frequently flew a sausage-shaped observation balloon above it?
of decision Pope Pius XII to appoint German apostolic administrators to occupied Poland during World War II was labelled "one of his most controversial decisions"?
originally opened as a royal Nuremberg Transport Museum Bavarian railway museum in 1899 and is now the oldest railway museum in Germany?
is a label for multiple groups and individuals in Kommissarische Reichsregierung Germany and elsewhere who assert that the German Empire continues to exist in its pre-World War II borders?
Göttingen Academy of Sciences (pictured), founded in 1751 by King George II of Great Britain, is the second oldest of seven academies of sciences in Germany?
is often used in extreme right-wing Malmédy Massacre Trial German propaganda?
of Mandara kingdom West Africa was conquered by Modibo Adama of the Fulani Empire, Muhammad Ahmad of Sudan, and Germany within a single hundred year span?
Master of the Playing Cards (3 of Birds pictured) was a 15th century German engraver and the first major master in the history of printmaking?
Creeping Groundsel (pictured), a climbing succulent perennial native of South Africa, is a problem weed in New Zealand, but cultivated in parks in Spain and Germany?
( St. Philomena's Church pictured) in the city of Mysore in India was built in Neo-Gothic style drawing inspiration from the Cologne Cathedral in Germany?
Altdeutsche Tracht (example pictured), a Renaissance-influenced fashion, was popular in Germany during the last years of the Napoleonic wars as a sign of resistance against "French fashion foolishness"?
Züschen tomb (pictured) and the in Lohra tomb Hesse, Germany, are prehistoric gallery graves belonging to the Late Neolithic ?
Wartberg culture the
is a Jugendweihe secular alternative to confirmation in Germany and became a Socialist pledge in the atheist GDR?
unit included soldiers from different countries including No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando Germany?
the city of
, Swakopmund Namibia has some of the world's best examples of German Art Deco architecture?
the actions of
Australian soldiers at the during Battle of Epehy World War I led to German officers in the area saying that they would not fight Australian troops?
, formed in 2007, aims to enable Wild Rugby Academy Germany to participate in the 2015 Rugby World Cup?
, National Assembly Germany's legislature from 1919 to 1920, convened in Weimar to remind the World War I Allies of Germany's cultural history such as the Weimar residents Goethe and Schiller?
, found near Trow Ghyll skeleton Clapham in the West Riding of Yorkshire in August 1947, was claimed to have been the decomposed remains of a German spy who died during the war?
zoo of Tierpark Hagenbeck Hamburg, Germany ( pictured) was the first to use moats instead of cages to separate the animals from the public?
was a class of three torpedo boats built for the Trygg class Royal Norwegian Navy and that they were all sunk during World War II, two after having been captured by the German Kriegsmarine?
was a Wawelberg Group Polish special-forces unit which began the 1921 Third Silesian Uprising by blowing up seven rail bridges linking Upper Silesia with the rest of Germany?
in Way of Human Rights Nuremberg, Germany has a sculpture and engraving dedicated to each article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
left Gretel Bergmann Germany for America because she was discriminated against for being Jewish, and that she refused to return to attend festivities when the Berlin-Wilmersdorf sports complex was named in her honour?
at 42 meters tall, the
in Schlitz Christmas Candle Schlitz, Germany, is believed to be the tallest non-wax candle in the world?
cyclist became the youngest ever Gerald Ciolek German National Cycling Champion, aged just 18 in 2005?
St. Clement's Church in , Büsum Germany ( pictured) is furnished with items looted from Pellworm by the pirate Cord Widderich?
Russian historian and scientist was arrested on charges of Vladimir N. Beneshevich spying for Germany and executed because one of his books was translated into German in 1937?
Soviet fighter pilot and nine other Mikhail Devyataev POWs took over a German He 111 H22 bomber and escaped from the concentration camp on Usedom island?
Anglo- German novelist was a cousin to Elizabeth von Arnim New Zealand short story writer Katherine Mansfield?
Tsar Alexander II of Russia signed the , a decree banning official use of the "non-existent" Ems Ukaz Ukrainian language, whilst enjoying a spa at Bad Ems, Germany?
Russian right-wing politician tried to convince Nikolai Markov Germany to contribute to a conspiracy to re-instate the House of Romanov after the post-World War I revolutions?
Polish general held Józef Zając military decorations from Poland, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austro-Hungary, and the short-lived state of Central Lithuania?
Germany built two merchant submarines (pictured) in World War I to trade for valuable raw materials with the United States?
Germans consume up to 300 tonnes of each day?
Germany is the European leader in ?
Christmas tree production
Germany's lowest recorded temperature of −45.9°C (−50.6°F) was recorded at the ?
pilot died after being attacked by Victor Chapman German enemies while on flight to carry oranges to a wounded friend?
Heinrich Schliemann claimed to have found in the ruin of Priam's Treasure Troy and that the treasure disappeared from Germany after World War II and has never been seen again?
British- American philanthropist reportedly wore a Rhoda Pritzker life preserver on her entire trans-Atlantic voyage to the United States in 1939 due to the threat of German U-boat attacks?
United States Navy Rear Admiral qualified for the Charles A. Curtze 1936 Summer Olympics as a gymnast, but the State Department prohibited him from traveling to Nazi-ruled Germany?
was a Birger Dahlerus Swedish businessman and friend of Hermann Göring, who made numerous trips between Germany and England in 1939 in a attempt to avert the Second World War?
was a renowned Bernhard Cossmann German cellist who taught at the Moscow Conservatory and that many of his cello etudes are still used today?
was the first Charles Atangana Ewondo to be baptised Catholic in German Cameroon?
, an 18th century Corona Schröter German singer, composed musical settings for several works by Friedrich Schiller, as well as two dramas, hundreds of arias and duets, and an autobiography given to Johann Wolfgang Goethe, but that all of these works are now lost?
was a David Bergelson Yiddish language writer, who believed that the future of Yiddish literature lay in the Soviet Union and that he moved there from Berlin when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, but was ultimately executed during Josef Stalin's anti-semitic campaign against " rootless cosmopolitans"?
, the oldest DSV 78/08 Ricklingen rugby union club in Germany, was formed under the leadership of 15 year old in 1878?
in Böttcherstrasse Bremen, Germany, is an unusual ensemble of expressionist architecture?
is Augustiner Bräu Munich's only German-owned brewery?
proclaimed the Andreas Joseph Hofmann first republican state in Germany on ?
, March 18 1793
" is a Teewurst" German sausage made from two parts of raw pork (and sometimes beef) and one part bacon?
was a Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley German monarchist who murdered Bavarian socialist leader Kurt Eisner on a sidewalk in Munich in 1919?
was captured by the Antoni Szylling Germans as a Major in the Russian Army during World War I, and was captured again by the Germans in World War II as a General of the Polish Army?
was prevented from exhibiting his art in Arthur Segal Germany because of his Jewish background?
Germans consume up to 300 tonnes of each day?
Germans consume up to 300 metric tons of each day?
German bryologist was the author of "one of the most notorious publications in bryology"?
German bass sang the role of Hans Herbert Fiedler Moses in the original 1954 production of Arnold Schoenberg's ?
Moses und Aron
German chemist became the first person to isolate Albert Niemann cocaine in 1859?
German CDU politician was appointed Minister of Labor, Health and Social Affairs for Karl-Josef Laumann North Rhine-Westphalia in 2005?
German naturalist , who spent 10 years working in Amalie Dietrich Australia, was the first person to collect the highly venomous snakes known as taipans?
German mathematician wrote an important two-volume treatise on Friedrich Heinrich Albert Wangerin potential theory and spherical functions in 1909 and 1921?
German painter influenced the debate over Ludwig Thiersch Byzantine and Western influences in modern Greek art, and painted church frescoes in Greece, Austria, Germany, England, and Russia?
Gauleiter of Tyrol and Vorarlberg Franz Hofer arranged the surrender of the troops under his command with an American sergeant, and a Jewish emigrant from Germany, ?
the author of the term predicted that " Third Reich Germany might perish because of the Third Reich dream"?
U.S. Ambassador received the secret protocol to the Charles E. Bohlen Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which contained an understanding between Hitler and Stalin to split Central Europe, from German diplomat Hans von Herwarth?
Church of Scientology International official went on a six-month mission to investigate the treatment of Leisa Goodman Scientologists in Germany?
communist activist organized Franz Jacob one of the largest resistance groups in Germany during World War II?
French protests caused the Russians to award the contract for the Gangut-class battleship to a Russian firm rather than the German winner of the 1908 international design contest?
French Major General , who later commanded French forces during the René Cogny First Indochina War, was captured in June 1940 by the German army, and had to escape by crawling naked through a drainpipe?
German physical chemist became head of a design bureau for the production of Max Volmer heavy water in the Soviet Union after the Second World War?
German physicist helped Walter Gerlach prove the fact that electrons spin?
German toymaker 's invention of a Richard Steiff toy bear received highest honors at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair?
German seamen forced a to go down during the lesbian First World War, and the French during the did the same Second World War?
German- American inventor invented the Philip Diehl ceiling fan in 1887 using a sewing machine motor?
German-born Jewish Egyptologist published a novel in the Käte Bosse-Griffiths Welsh language?
German-born —after emigrating in 1939—was a Henry Schwarzschild Freedom Rider and helped found the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty?
German-born was the last man to be Guenther Podola hanged in Britain for killing a police officer?
German sailor , who served on the Max Reichpietsch battleship , was SMS Friedrich der Große executed by firing squad in 1917 for anti-war agitation in the German Navy?
German politician broke a taboo in 1967 by promoting Käte Strobel sex education with a school book and the government-sponsored film Helga?
German textile artist was the only female "master" of the Gunta Stölzl Bauhaus?
German record producer and journalist changed the face of German Uwe Nettelbeck rock music in the early 1970s?
German traffic psychologist designed the Karl Peglau iconic East German Ampelmännchen traffic lights (pictured), one of the few GDR symbols to remain popular after reunification?
German physicist wrote an article for Max von Laue Acta Crystallographica, which dealt with the absorption of x-rays under interference conditions, while in French military incarceration in 1945?
German poet and playwright Klabund (pictured) was charged with treason for calling for the abdication of William II in an open letter?
issued by delay certificates railway companies in Japan and Germany to passengers for tardy trains are considered valid reasons by superiors for reporting late to school or work?
, Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule Cairo's oldest German school, has been running since 1873?
, a series of Moorhuhn German computer games that has spawned much merchandise, a comic book series, and a TV series, began in 1999 as a whisky advertisement?
, a mushroom whose smell has been likened to Lactarius helvus Maggi instant soup or fenugreek, was implicated in the poisoning of 418 people near Leipzig, Germany?
, a The Big Blowdown crime novel by American author George Pelecanos, was the recipient of the International Crime Novel of the Year award in France, Germany and Japan?
is a The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor whodunit written in English by German-born sexologist Ernest Borneman when he was not yet 20 years of age?
pair skating champions and Andrée Brunet Pierre Brunet refused to defend their title at the 1936 Winter Olympics because Nazi Germany was hosting the Games?
, who served on the Herbert Jay Stern United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, presided over a jury trial in the U.S. court for Berlin, Germany, which was the subject of the book and movie ?
Judgment in Berlin
was the 500th ship to receive Emergency Response Service classification from the Histria Perla German company Germanischer Lloyd?
was the first of three Das Königsprojekt science fiction novels written by the German author Carl Amery?
St. Elizabeth's Church (pictured), constructed in memory of a Russian princess, is the only Russian Orthodox church in Wiesbaden, Germany?
in Sparrenberg Castle Bielefeld, Germany, was built before 1250 by the counts of Ravensberg?
, a former church in St. Maria ad Gradus Cologne, Germany, was the burial site of Richeza of Lotharingia in 1063?
was the first Theo Osterkamp German reconnaissance pilot to fly a land-based aircraft to England during World War I?
, a Weingarten Abbey Benedictine monastery near Ravensburg, Germany, which was founded in 1056, was once one of the richest monasteries in Southern Germany?
, who was the Russian Vladimir Sukhomlinov Minister of War at the outbreak of WWI, was relieved of duty amid accusations of espionage on behalf of Germany?
a "witch's egg"
(pictured), the immature form of the carrion-odoured , is eaten in parts of common stinkhorn France and Germany?
was used to punish women who were caught fighting or arguing in shrew's fiddle Germany and Austria, often until both women agreed to stop bickering?
footballer scored Jürgen Wilhelm Germany's 1983 Goal of the Year while playing for in the third division BFV Hassia Bingen Oberliga Südwest?
although he was a
German national, fought in the Ken Adam Royal Air Force during World War II?
were predominantly made in china dolls Germany in the 1800s?
approximately 10,000 young
Germans known as the served in the Ritchie Boys United States Army in World War II helping conduct psychological warfare against Nazi Germany?
as a Seattle School Board member during
World War I, German-born bowed to pressure to drop Nathan Eckstein German language classes in Seattle Public Schools?
archaeological finds from the
German plateau include a life-sized statue of a Glauberg warrior (pictured) dating from around 500 BC?
after winning a
bronze medal at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics, German shot putter began playing Stephanie Storp basketball?
after competing for many years on a world-class level in the
400 metres hurdles, German athlete tried competing in the Heike Meißner 800 metres?
a new "
dwarf" dinosaur, a sauropod named ( Europasaurus pictured), was recently discovered in Northern Germany?
a cousin of
curling, , is played primarily in ice stock sport Germany and Austria?
German alchemist named was the inspiration for Johann Georg Faust Marlowe- Goethe of fictional fame?
Faust according to
legend, the Teufelstritt ( Devil's Footstep), in the in Munich Frauenkirche Munich, Germany, marks the spot where the devil stood when he thought that the builder had constructed a cathedral with no windows?
World War II, only 168 of 444 , trams in Munich Germany, were in operational condition?
, a professor of philosophy and sociology at the Song Du-yul University of Münster in Germany, was the only South Korean to attend the 1994 funeral of North Korean leader Kim Il-sung?
Sausenburg Castle (pictured) in Germany was destroyed in 1678 by the army of French Marshall Creque during the Franco-Dutch War?
was one of the first Helen Bright Clark British women to sign the which sought to extend the hand of peace "To the Women of Open Christmas Letter Germany and Austria" during World War I?
, the Hans Thomsen German Chargé d'Affaires in Washington, D.C. immediately prior to World War II, directed an effort to influence the foreign policy platform of the 1940 Republican National Convention?
has held the official motorcycle lap record on the 20.8 km (12.9 mi) long Helmut Dähne Nordschleife track in Germany since 1988?
is the only Hema Sardesai Indian singer to have won the Grand Prix award at the International Pop Song Festival in Germany?
, an Henry Bohlen American Civil War Union Brigadier General who was born in Germany in 1810, was the first foreign-born Union general in the Civil War?
, a soldier in Henri Joseph Fenet World War II, was awarded both the Croix de Guerre by France and the Knight's Cross by Germany?
, a Gustav Adolf von Götzen German explorer and Governor of German East Africa, was the first European to set foot in Rwanda?
were Polish fortifications constructed along the interbellum border of Fortified Area Silesia Poland and Germany in the area of Upper Silesia?
represented about sixty thousand Edward Kossoy Jews, Roma and Poles in cases for reparations from Germany for Nazi terror?
knew that Edward Fokczyński Poland had solved Germany's Enigma ciphers, but kept the secret even while being worked to death at Sachsenhausen?
was the first of a wave of professional musicians to flee Erich Walter Sternberg Germany for Palestine prior to World War II?
, a historian of Ernst Kitzinger Byzantine art, was forced to leave Germany in 1934 and England in 1940 because he was Jewish and German respectively?
was once barred from entering Archduke Felix of Austria Austria, and he held a news conference to announce his illegal arrival the day after sneaking in from Germany in 1996?
of Ignace Michiels St. Salvator's Cathedral has been the organist for the German- Flemish Reger-Chor in works such as Reger's ?
, a future Joseph Wallace Oman Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, was awarded a Navy Cross during World War I for commanding the seized German SS (renamed the Vaterland USS ), and delivering almost 120,000 troops to the war effort in Europe?
, the first Polar 3 German airplane to reach the South Pole in December 1984, was shot down by Polisario Front rebels over Western Sahara on its way home in February 1985?
won the Philip De Witt Ginder Distinguished Service Cross for actions in Germany during World War II and became the youngest American general to command a combat division in the Korean War?
was the longest serving member of the Richard Stücklen German Bundestag, winning election 11 times between 1949 and 1990?
was the last SMS Blücher armored cruiser built by the German Imperial Navy?
was the first Hannah Böge German merchant ship captured at sea by Britain in the Second World War?
and SM U-10 , which were SM U-11 constructed in U-10-class submarines Germany and shipped to Austria-Hungary by rail, were both commissioned into the German Imperial Navy and the Austro-Hungarian Navy during World War I?
twenty out of the thirty five merchant ships of convoy SC-7 were sunk by German U-boats?
, a Nokian Tyres Finnish company that designed the first winter tyre, must test its summer tyres in South Africa, Spain, and Germany because of the short summers in Finland?
is a series of monuments dedicated to the spirit of the pioneer woman in the Madonna of the Trail United States? Created by German immigrant sculptor , 12 were placed from August Leimbach Maryland to California in 1928 and 1929.
was a Ludwig Fahrenkrog German artist who founded one of the first neopagan religious groups, the Germanic Faith-Community, in 1907?
formed the core of the ministeriales knightly class in the 15th-century Germany?
was only ten years old when she had to go into hiding during the Monique Serf German occupation of France in World War II?
was a firm created by NV Ingenieurskantoor voor Scheepsbouw Germany in 1922 to illegally manufacture submarines?
19th century Polish general
led revolutionaries in Ludwik Mierosławski Poland, Germany and Italy?
More interesting facts on Germany
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Question 1: Many of the fundamental matters of ________ remain in the jurisdiction of the states, though most states base their own laws in that area on the 1976 Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz (Administrative Proceedings Act) covering important points of administrative law.
Question 2: What % of the area of Germany is water?
Question 4: D-Day marked another major turning point in the war, opening up a Western front; the Allied forces landed on the beaches of ________ and made advances towards German territory.
Question 5: In 1949, after World War II, Germany was divided into two separate states— ________ and West Germany—along the lines of Allied occupation.
Question 6: The ________ is a popular series in Germany.
Question 7: Optional ________ education is provided for all children between three and six years old, after which school attendance is compulsory for at least nine years.
What does the following picture show?
Question 10: What is the currency of Germany?