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Ultimate "Burg" Geography Quiz

Can you name these geographical answers whose English names ends in berg, burg, bourg, burgh, borg, bjerg or bergen?
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Last updated: October 20, 2021
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Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh
America's "Steel City"
Pittsburgh
City of the Winter Palace
St. Petersburg
Where Mozart was born
Salzburg
Biggest city on the Elbe river
Hamburg
Prussian city annexed by Russia
and renamed Kaliningrad
Königsberg
Southernmost megacity in Africa
Johannesburg
Biggest cities in Bavaria
after Munich
Nuremberg
Augsburg
Regensburg
Würzburg
Parliamentary capital of the EU
Strasbourg
Judicial capital of the EU
Luxembourg
German "forest" that was site
of a Germanic-Roman battle
Teutoburg
Notable Berlin gate
Brandenburg
Capital of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg
Sweden's second largest city
Gothenburg
Dutch city between Eindhoven
and Breda
Tilburg
Germany's oldest university
Heidelberg
Brooklyn neighborhood
Williamsburg
City unofficially called the
"Asian capital" of Russia
Orenburg
Denmark's fourth-biggest city
Aalborg
Town that was site of the
bloodiest U.S. Civil War battle
Gettysburg
Most populous city in the Urals
Yekaterinburg
Swedish city home to the closest
point to Denmark
Helsingborg
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Mountain range in South Africa
Drakensberg
Capital of Sint Maarten
Philipsburg
Swiss castle that was the original
seat of Austria's royal house
Habsburg
Name of a Dutch or Belgian province
Limburg
Westernmost state of Austria
Vorarlberg
Major city in Germany's Ruhr
Duisburg
Home to Virginia Tech University
Blacksburg
Main island of Norway's Svalbard
Spitsbergen
City in Lower Saxony with a
historical influential royal family
Oldenburg
German state: Baden–_______
Württemberg
German state: __________
–Vorpommern
Mecklenburg
Papua New Guinea mountain range
which shares its name with a
famous German airship
Hindenburg
Mississippi city captured by Grant
Vicksburg
City that makes Jack Daniel's whiskey
Lynchburg
Largest city on Denmark's west coast
Esbjerg
City in northern Germany home to
Volkswagen headquarters
Wolfsburg
Capital of KwaZulu-Natal, SA
Pietermaritzburg
Capital of Saxony-Anhalt
Magdeburg
Museum in Mainz that houses the
first printed bible
Gutenberg
Museum
Swedish counties ending
in "borg" or "berg"
Gävleborg
Kronoberg
Former name of Bratislava
Pressburg
The British burned Washington DC
following their victory in this city
Bladensburg
Capital of the Dutch Zeeland
Middelburg
Swiss canton west of Bern
Fribourg
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Level 59
Sep 22, 2020
hard
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Level 56
Dec 7, 2020
Bergen, Norway?
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Level 88
Feb 23, 2024
* English name ENDS in berg, burg, et al.
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Level 76
Feb 27, 2024
Would make a good bonus question, maybe? 🤔
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Level 53
Dec 16, 2020
Where's Heisenberg lol
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Level 87
Feb 26, 2024
It's uncertain
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Level 56
Jun 9, 2021
Brandenburg is also a German State
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Level 74
Jul 19, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 60
Jul 19, 2021
Canton in western switzerland: Neuenburg (Neuchâtel)
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2021
Aha. I had wondered why a major NYC bridge was named after a city in Virginia. It turns out it isn't.
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Level 84
Jul 21, 2021
Should probably split this into two or three quizzes. I lost patience half way through and just skimmed to the end.
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Level 86
Feb 23, 2024
Well it's an ultimate quiz ;).
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Level 64
Jul 25, 2021
Another interesting one no one interestingly had thought of before

Thanks!

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Level 43
Mar 26, 2022
Lol, who calls Orenburg an asian capital of Russia? It's not even in Asia)
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Level 82
Feb 26, 2024
Well it's on the river Ural, a few houses are on the Asian side 🙃 But yeah, I can't find any trace of evidence for such a grand nickname. If anything that would be Novosibirsk.
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Level 74
Jan 14, 2023
Another excellent and challenging quiz! But needs more time for head-scratching.
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Level 70
Feb 9, 2023
Can you accept Koenigsberg please?
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Level 79
Feb 9, 2023
Nice Quiz!! Could include Freiburg (im Breisgau) - a relatively well-known German city with a highly regarded university and a very good footie club.
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Level 53
Jun 28, 2023
Consider accepting "Spitzbergen" for "Spitsbergen." Thanks!
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Level 63
Sep 11, 2023
As "-burg" refers to a castle and "-berg" refers to a mountain, I'd either group the question/answers or make it two different quizzes.
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Level 53
Feb 22, 2024
Exactly what I was thinking. Probably a source of numerous spelling mistakes from English-speakers, but that’s not a good reason.
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Level 86
Feb 23, 2024
Yeah, I don't like that berg and burg are so often mixed up either...

Anyway, once again, the idea here is clearly just to have a big quiz with phonetically similar endings.

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Level 65
Oct 12, 2023
Perhaps accept Freiburg for Fribourg (Switzerland is tetralingual after all)? Other than that, fantastic quiz.
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Level 82
Feb 26, 2024
It should be accepted, Freiburg/Fribourg is an officially bilingual canton.
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Level 86
Dec 24, 2023
Epic
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Level 62
Feb 22, 2024
Wonderful! One of the best quizzes
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Level 72
Feb 22, 2024
Thanks! :)
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Level 78
Feb 28, 2024
Yes, i think this is 2 quizzes - one for the -berg endings and one for the -burg endings.

It is a great quiz though, very tough.

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Level 79
Feb 28, 2024
A Berg is a mountain and a Burg is a hill-fort, a castle or a fortified city.

Some Russian place names adopted foreign (incl. German) names without directly keeping this usage.

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Level 84
Mar 2, 2024
Three cheers for Bladensburg!