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Geography and History of Germany on a Map

If you would like to either learn or test your knowledge about Germany then this quiz is for you. Answer range from states to mountains to quotes. Good luck have fun! :)
Please note that the quote has to be exact!
Answers are accepted in German
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States
East German state whose monarch was overthrown in 1918
Saxony
Coastal state formed in 1945
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
State which occupied by the British
Lower Saxony
Mercedes, Porsche and Bosch all have their headquarters in this state
Baden-Württemberg
Largest state which is home to half of the breweries in Germany
Bavaria
Electorate of the Holy Roman Empire which surrounds the capital
Brandenburg
Europe's third largest port city which was part occupied by Denmark for some time
Hamburg
An element is named after this state
Hesse
State which was occupied by the United Kingdom and France between the World Wars
Saarland
Most populated state where the Ruhr Area is located
North Rhine-Westphalia
Coastal city state which is the smallest in terms of land area and population
Bremen
Most German wine comes from this western state
Rhineland-Palatinate
Enclave which is the largest city in the European Union
Berlin
State which is located mostly on the Jutland peninsula
Schleswig-Holstein
Irreligious state which was formed when two states were merged
Saxony-Anhalt
This state is sometimes nicknamed the 'Green Heart of Germany'
Thuringia
 
Hint
Largest Cities
3,677,472
Berlin
1,853,935
Hamburg
1,487,708
Munich
1,073,096
Cologne
759,224
Frankfurt am Main
626,275
Stuttgart
619,477
Düsseldorf
601,866
Leipzig
586,852
Dortmund
579,432
Essen
563,290
Bremen
555,351
Dresden
535,932
Hanover
510,632
Nuremberg
495,152
Duisburg
363,441
Bochum
354,572
Wuppertal
334,002
Bielefeld
331,885
Bonn
317,713
Münster
 
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Cultural Cities
Free imperial city which was the capital of the Hanseatic League
Lübeck
'City of Science' which has an element named after it
Darmstadt
Exclave city which is located on the mouth of the river Weser
Bremerhaven
Costal city founded by the Polabian Slavs
Rostock
German wine capital where the first Bible was printed
Mainz
The 'Alte Synagoge' is found in this State capital
Erfurt
City founded by Charlemagne which is on the rivers Pader and Born
Paderborn
State capital with many French and Italian people (~3% of the population is Italian or French)
Saarbrücken
Is nicknamed 'Goldstadt' for its production of watches and jewelry
Pforzheim
City where the Protestant Reformation began
Wittenberg
Oldest German city which was originally named 'Augusta Treverorum'
Trier
State capital on the river Havel where the Big Three met to discuss the division of Germany
Potsdam
 
 
Hint
Bodies of Water
Largest river which is entirely in Germany
Main River
River which flows through four capital cities and empties into the Black Sea
Danube River
The Soviet and Allied troops met on this river after conquering most of Germany
Elbe River
River which starts in the Vosges mountains and forms the border between Luxembourg and Germany
Moselle River
50-60 million people live on this river's basin
Rhine River
People tried to use this river to cross the Berlin Wall
Spree River
Sea where one can find the Øresund, the Bay of Bothnia and the Åland islands
Baltic Sea
Shallow sea which is known for fishing
North Sea
Hint
Battles
Third Coalitian battle which gave France control of Bavaria
Battle of Ulm
After this dual battle, Prussia was occupied by the French army
Battle of Jena–Auerstedt
Because of this battle, the Roman province of Germania Antiqua was disestablished
Battle of the Teutoburg Forest
Thirty Years' War battle which resulted in Swedish victory and Gustavus Adolphus' death
Battle of Lützen
After this Seven Years' War battle, France refused to send anymore troops against Prussia
Battle of Rossbach
Costly battle in which both Frederick the Great and Leopold von Daun were wounded
Battle of Torgau
This battle ended the Danish intervention in the Thirty Years' War
Battle of Wolgast
One of the largest naval evacuations in history
Operation Hannibal
Largest land offensive in history
Operation Barbarossa
Planned Nazi invasion of the United Kingdom
Operation Sea Lion
 
Hint
People
Grand Admiral of Nazi Germany who became president after Hitler's death
Karl Dönitz
Last king of the Salian/Salic dynasty who married Matilda of England
Henry V
Won the Nobel Prize in Physics and came up with a theory defining the shortest possible length
Max Planck
Composer who is sometimes included in the 'Three Bs' of music
Johannes Brahms
Author of the 'Buddenbrooks' and 'The Magic Mountain' who won the Nobel Prize in Literature
Thomas Mann
Lead singer of the Scorpions who wrote 'Wind of Change' and 'Moment of Glory'
Klaus Meine
Commander in Stalingrad who is considered the best Nazi General
Erich von Manstein
Musician who composed 'Death and Transfiguration' and 'Also sprach Zarathustra'
Richard Strauss
Chancellor who was responsible for the unification of Germany in the 19ᵗʰ century
Otto von Bismarck
Current chancellor of Germany
Olaf Scholz
Leading figure of the Protestant Reformation who wrote the 'Ninety-five Theses'
Martin Luther
Philosopher who came up with the 'Übermensch' and claimed that "God is Dead"
Friedrich Nietzsche
Four times Formula 1 World Champion who retired in 2022
Sebastian Vettel
Engineer and founder of Mercedes who invented the first working gasoline powered automobile
Karl Benz
Business man who supplied the Nazi soldiers with uniforms
Hugo Boss
Theoretical physicist who came up with the 'General Relativity' and the 'Special Relativity' theories
Albert Einstein
Former Pope and author of 'Jesus of Nazareth' who resigned
Pope Benedict XVI
 
 
Hint
Mountains
Mountain range crossed by Hannibal and Napoleon
Alps
Mountain range which has the same name as a cake from this region
Black Forest
Highest peak in Germany which is on the border with Austria
Zugspitze
Highest mountain in the Harz mountain range
Brocken
 
 
Hint
Landmarks
Castle which is featured in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and is the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle
One of the highest waterfalls in Germany
Triberg Waterfalls
Used to be the entrance to the capital city
Brandenburg Gate
Castle built in the 12ᵗʰ century which has been owned by the same family since 1815
Eltz Castle
Baroque style palace whose 'Amber Room' was given to Peter the Great
Charlottenburg Palace
Longest living section of the Berlin Wall
East Side Gallery
Old castle which is located in a state capital
Schwerin Castle
Bridge which links multiple high rock formations which is part of the Saxon Switzerland National Park
Bastei Bridge
Summer residence for some of the Bavarian monarchs
Nymphenburg Palace
 
 
Quotes
Germany is a great nation only because its people have so much Polish blood in their veins.
Germany is our fatherland; Europe is our future.
Learning German is what eternity was made for.
The entire language is threatening.
8 Comments
+1
Level 65
Aug 12, 2023
Here are some notes for anyone interested

•Thanks to Brainstorm for helping with this quiz.

• Similar quiz.

• Largest cities: Source.

• For the sake of this quiz, the Weser and Werra rivers are separate so the Main river is the largest river entirely in Germany.

Thanks and have a nice day :)

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Level 65
Jul 9, 2024
This map is a heavily modified version of an SVG from amCharts and I am able to use it due to this license.
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Level 85
Aug 12, 2023
I think the Alps and the Black Forest got switched (on the map).
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Level 65
Aug 13, 2023
I have fixed it now.

Thank you for telling me!

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Level 67
Aug 14, 2023
Great quiz, looking forward to other countries. France was great as well.

Had some problems with "Roman build castle" because it was built in the 12th century and I thought of the Roman Empire and not the epoche and with chancelor of uinfication because I thought of Kohl in 1990 :D

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Level 65
Aug 14, 2023
Thanks for the feedback!
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Level 68
Aug 18, 2023
Wouldn't Helmut Kohl also fit the description of Bismarck?
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Level 65
Aug 18, 2023
Yes he would; I have now fixed the hint.

Thanks for telling me :)