Germany In London

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Germany Quizzes & Trivia

This Sunday, England face Germany in the last-16 match of the World Cup. In preparation, we've got ten pieces of Teutonic trivia to test your Londonwissen.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1856, German know-it-all Karl Marx moved to Kentish Town. He remained a Londoner till his death in 1883. But where was he buried, with just 11 mourners?
    • A. 

      Nunhead Cemetery

    • B. 

      Highgate Cemetery

    • C. 

      He wasn't; he was cremated

    • D. 

      Kensal Green Cemetery

  • 2. 
    Where, today, can you find the German Embassy in London?
    • A. 

      Berkeley Square

    • B. 

      Finsbury Square

    • C. 

      Hanover Square

    • D. 

      Belgrave Square

  • 3. 
    Before the Second World War, the German Embassy was located on Carlton House Terrace, above the Mall. To this day, you can view the grave of the ambassador's dog, often referred to as a 'Nazi Alsatian'. What was the name of the dog?
    • A. 

      Spiro

    • B. 

      Giro

    • C. 

      Biro

    • D. 

      Hero

  • 4. 
    'The Steelyard' was a semi-autonomous enclave of German traders, which existed in the City of London for around 600 years, even minting its own money. Which station (as commemorated by a plaque and alley name) now lies above The Steelyard?
    • A. 

      City Thameslink

    • B. 

      Blackfriars

    • C. 

      Fenchurch Street

    • D. 

      Cannon Street

  • 5. 
    What Londony distinction is held by Rudolph Hess, Hitler's one-time deputy?
    • A. 

      Stayed at Buckingham Palace as a fringe member of the British royal family

    • B. 

      He was the last official prisoner in the Tower of London

    • C. 

      He has a small memorial inside St Paul's Cathedral

    • D. 

      His father designed the Aldwych street improvements

  • 6. 
    Who designed the Albert Memorial, which commemorates Queen Victoria's German consort, Prince Albert?
    • A. 

      Sir George Gilbert Scott

    • B. 

      Charles Barry

    • C. 

      Isambard Kingdom Brunel

    • D. 

      Grayson Perry

  • 7. 
    Where in London would you find the Grade II listed 'German Gymnasium'?
    • A. 

      Victoria

    • B. 

      King's Cross

    • C. 

      Bow

    • D. 

      Peckham

  • 8. 
    German-turned-British composer George Handel lived in Brook Street, Mayfair. Which other musical genius lived next door, albeit a couple of centuries later?
    • A. 

      Jimi Hendrix

    • B. 

      Eric Clapton

    • C. 

      Tommy Steele

    • D. 

      Mick Jagger

  • 9. 
    The very first aerial bombardment of London took place from a German Zeppelin on 30 May 1915. Where did the first bomb land?
    • A. 

      Greenwich

    • B. 

      Richmond

    • C. 

      Stoke Newington

    • D. 

      Rotherhithe

  • 10. 
    According to the 2001 census, how many people of German birth live in London?
    • A. 

      ~40,000

    • B. 

      ~400,000

    • C. 

      ~4000

    • D. 

      ~4,000,000