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Which City in Europe?

You are given a description and the starting letter. Do you know the European city?
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Last updated: March 7, 2020
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First submittedNovember 20, 2017
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Average score63.2%
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Description
 
City
Capital of Catalonia
B
Barcelona
Location of the
"Amphitheatrum Flavium"
R
Rome
Divided by a wall until 1989
B
Berlin
Cruise the Seine on a Bateau Mouche
P
Paris
Mainly built on Amager and Sjælland
C
Copenhagen
The Neva River flows through it
S
St. Petersburg
De-facto capital
of the Swiss Confederation
B
Bern
The "Old Firm" play football here
G
Glasgow
Where Machiavelli is buried
F
Florence
The birthplace of democracy
A
Athens
Ancient rival of the above which now
only has 30,000 inhabitants
S
Sparta
Hosts the largest Oktoberfest festival
M
Munich
Hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics
S
Sarajevo
Small city-state on the Côte d‘Azur
M
Monaco
Famous for gondolas
V
Venice
Largest city north of the Arctic Circle
M
Murmansk
Crimean site of a WWII conference
Y
Yalta
Hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics
S
Sochi
The Mayflower started its voyage
to the New World here
P
Plymouth
Description
 
City
Executive capital of the EU
B
Brussels
Birthplace of W.A. Mozart
S
Salzburg
Capital of the Czech Republic
P
Prague
Puerta del Sol, Museo del Prado
M
Madrid
At the confluence of the Sava
and the Danube
B
Belgrade
French city closest to England
C
Calais
Home to La Scala opera house
M
Milan
Where the Elbe meets the North Sea
H
Hamburg
Ban Jelačić Square
Z
Zagreb
Where you can run with the bulls
P
Pamplona
Russian oblast and exclave
K
Kaliningrad
Largest city in the Baltic states
R
Riga
Formerly known as Constantinople
I
Istanbul
Where you'll find the
Monument to the Discoveries
L
Lisbon
Croatian beach city, Diocletian‘s Palace
S
Split
Biggest city in Gotland
V
Visby
Where the R.M.S. Titanic was built
B
Belfast
And the city where it
began its maiden voyage
S
Southampton
Biggest French-speaking city
in Switzerland
G
Geneva
+6
Level 51
Nov 21, 2017
Really nice! Great work!
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Level 51
Nov 21, 2017
4:52 left
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Level 60
Feb 2, 2018
You got them all in 8 seconds?
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Level 51
Feb 7, 2018
How is that even possible?
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Level 74
Dec 10, 2018
I think they mean they had eight seconds to go?
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Level 78
Nov 26, 2017
Typo: should be "La Scala" (not La Scale)
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Level 70
Nov 26, 2017
Fixed!
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Level 71
Nov 26, 2017
Never heard of the 'V' answer.
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Level 78
Nov 27, 2017
So, maybe look at a map.
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Level 84
Nov 27, 2017
As only the 50th largest city in Sweden, you'll need to zoom in.
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Level 70
Feb 2, 2018
It's not the size that matters.
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Level 75
Feb 2, 2018
I went there - it's very, very, cute. Add it to your bucket list! Lots of tourists, but almost all Swedes; the international tourist set seems not to know about it.
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Level 65
Aug 27, 2019
@tolerated so, maybe that doesn't change what he had or hadn't heard of before...

If he looks at a map even if he went there now, he still hadn't heard of it, so there is nothing wrong with his comment.. it is still true.

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Level 75
May 1, 2020
I never heard of it, either, and apparently neither did around 89% of the others who took the quiz.
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2023
As was mentioned in some other comments I'm pretty sure it's more notable for it's historical significance rather than current importance/size.
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Level 51
Feb 7, 2018
It's an amazing place. Lots of remnants from the 12th century, when it was a major trade center and part of the Hanseatic League.
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Level 34
Aug 15, 2020
Yeah I'm completely in love with a city. I was there some weeks ago, weather was 30 degrees celsius, and we rented a nice cabin just 1 kilometre north of Visby at the sea <3
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Level 68
May 1, 2020
Venice? :P
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Level 71
Feb 2, 2018
Like a challenge? try double trouble capitals here it is
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Level 26
Feb 2, 2018
I didn’t know how to spell the last olympics city
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Level 71
Feb 2, 2018
I got Visby and Murmansk easily but I missed Athens...
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Level 37
Feb 4, 2018
I would think that one would be running FROM the bulls, not with them in Pamplona.
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Level 36
Feb 5, 2018
Clue should be "Côte d’Azur," you have the wrong apostrophe.
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Level 52
Feb 7, 2018
The things I learn! Never realized the Mayflower went from Plymouth to Plymouth!
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Level 65
Feb 29, 2020
There is a reason plymouth is called plymouth.. it was not called that yet when they arrived ;)
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2018
The question "the Mayflower started its voyage

to the New World here" - is Plymouth technically the correct answer? The Mayflower started on its voyage to the New World at Rotherhithe, near London. It then stopped off at Southampton (as planned I think) and set off with the Speedwell. They then had to turn back twice, stopping at Dartmouth and the Plymouth, due to leaks, in order to be repaired.

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Level 37
May 4, 2019
^ After all that, the Titanic should have taken the hint and cancelled the crossing.
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Level 68
Mar 14, 2018
Isn't Sochi in Asia?
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Level 90
Aug 6, 2018
No, the divide runs along the Caucasus mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas before turning north along the Ural mountains. Sochi's on the European side of the line.
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Level 76
Nov 27, 2019
Could you please accept Praha for the capital of the Czech Republic?
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Level ∞
Mar 7, 2020
Okay
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Level 38
Mar 20, 2020
100%
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Level 83
May 1, 2020
Gah! Southampton! Only one I missed. >_< I knew that!
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Level 59
May 1, 2020
How dare you miss Southampton!
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Level 75
May 1, 2020
Don't forget to try the South America version!
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Level 33
May 1, 2020
How did I not get Monaco but get Murmansk
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Level 44
May 1, 2020
Can anyone tell me what that mayflower is supposed to be? I'm quite familiar with European history, but in this thing I cannot see the significance
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Level 75
May 1, 2020
Significant to Americans and turkeys. The Pilgrims/Puritans, looking for religious tolerance, left England on the Mayflower and landed at what would become Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts in 1820. They later had a feast with the Native Americans which eventually led to our American Thanksgiving, a feast of roast turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and other delectables.
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Level 57
May 2, 2020
Ok, so they had a feast with the natives, but later killed most of them and deported them into small reservations?
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Level 71
May 1, 2020
Could you allow Konigsberg for Kaliningrad?
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Level 59
Jun 23, 2022
The city and the oblast are most definitely not called Königsberg (there has never been an oblast with that name). The question mentions specifically the oblast so Kaliningrad can only be the correct answer. Königsberg is the old name of the city when it was part of the German Reich, but the question isn't asking about the city.
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Level 54
May 5, 2020
The Elbe meets the North Sea in Cuxhaven, Hamburg is NOT on the coast
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Level 78
Jan 30, 2021
Aarrgghhh.. Only forgot Sarajevo.
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Level 77
Feb 10, 2021
Missed the V answer in Gotland.
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Level 70
Jun 22, 2022
Very nice quiz: not too centered around few countries, and all of the entries are historically and/or geographically relevant, so it's reasonable to expect people to know them.

Well done!

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Level 56
Jun 22, 2022
According to Dr Google the largest town on Gotland is Barlingbo, not Visby.
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Level 69
Jun 22, 2022
According to Google Barlingbo has like 250 people and looking at a map it looks more like a tiny village.
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Level 48
Jun 22, 2022
How can I miss Lisbon... I have lived there! :D
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Level 44
Jun 22, 2022
Why are there three + cities for some countries, but Poland, with a population of 38 million, is totally omitted? I feel kind of offended.

Here's a suggestion from me for some questions.

It had the biggest Jewish community in Europe before WW2 (Warsaw/Warszawa)

Fahrenheit, Schopenhauer and Wałęsa were born here / A free city in a period between the World Wars (Gdańsk/Danzig)

The oldest university in Poland (est. In 1364) is located here (Kraków/Cracow)

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Level 58
Dec 18, 2022
Good point, and there are also no Ukrainian cities
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Level 65
Apr 13, 2023
every city and every country and every person from everywhere should be mentioned in every quiz. it's only fair.
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Level 60
Jun 22, 2022
Please make Konigsberg count as well as Kaliningrad, it's the original name anyway.
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Level 56
Jun 23, 2022
Level 36 finally!!