Top 10 Germany facts Selected as the most interesting among Germany related questions in Germany quiz How was the Berlin Wall officially called in the German Democratic Republic?Anti-fascist Protection Rampart. The name implied that West Germany had not been fully de-Nazified. Before the Wall's erection, 3.5 million East Germans defected from the GDR. Between 1961 and 1989, the wall prevented almost all such emigration.Created by: KasiaBerlin facts » Who popularized heroin?Bayer pharmaceuticals. During 1898-1913, heroin was a major product of the company, advertised and shipped worldwide. After withdrawal of heroine, the next Bayer's major product was aspirin.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Germany facts » When is Oktoberfest held?In September. The world's largest beer festival once took place in October, but was eventually prolonged and moved ahead to September to allow for better weather conditions. Today, the last day of the festival is the first Sunday in October.Created by: globalquiz.orgfestivals facts » Which luxury fashion house manufactured uniforms for SS using slave laborers?Hugo Boss. In the 1930s, Hugo Boss advertising slogan was a "supplier for National Socialist uniforms since 1924". To meet demand in later years of the war, Boss used about 40 prisoners of war and about 150 forced laborers. In 1946, Hugo Boss was fined a heavy penalty as an activist and beneficiary of National Socialism but his business survived. In 1997, the company appeared in a list of Swiss dormant accounts.Created by: globalquiz.orgNazis facts » Which major German company was founded by the Nazis?Volkswagen was founded on 28 May 1937 as the "Society for the preparation of the German People's Car", by the Nazi German Labor Front. The purpose of the company was to manufacture "people's car" Volkswagen Beetle.Created by: KasiaNazi facts » Berlin Quadriga was once looted by invading army that captured Berlin. Where was it taken to?Paris. After the 1806 Prussian defeat, Napoleon was the first to use the Brandenburg Gate for a triumphal procession and took the Quadriga to Paris. It was restored in 1814, after Napoleon's defeat and the Prussian occupation of Paris.Created by: Kasiahistory of France facts » In which country, all of the ten most common surnames are occupational (like Smith)?Germany. Top 10 surnames in Germany are: Müller (miller), Schmidt (blacksmith), Schneider (tailor), Fischer (fisher), Meyer (farmer), Weber (weaver), Schulz (constable), Wagner (wainwright), Becker (baker) and Hoffmann (man of the court).Created by: globalquiz.orgsurnames facts » How did the tradition of Oktoberfest start?With the royal wedding. Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King of Bavaria Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Since then, Otoberfest is held at the same place every year (except for epidemics and wars).Created by: Bob Stanleyculture facts » The Nazi regime called itself the III Reich. Which was the first?The Holy Roman Empire. Holy Roman Empire lasted from 962 to 1806 (it was eventually dissolved during the Napoleonic Wars). The II Reich was the German Empire of 1871-1918.Created by: life-o-holichistory of Europe facts » What is the name of the second largest city in Germany? (after Berlin)Hamburg, with its 1.7 Million of inhabitants, is the second largest city after Berlin (3.4 Million). The largest urban area in Germany is the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region with 11M.Created by: Kasiageography of Germany facts » Play Germany quiz and see all the questions.