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Capitals of German States

Name the capitals of the 16 German federal states.
Quiz by Geronimo7
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Last updated: August 13, 2016
First submittedAugust 30, 2013
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State
Population
Capital
(city municipality)
3,375,222
Berlin
(city municipality)
1,738,366
Hamburg
Bavaria
1,388,308
Munich
Northrhine-Westphalia
593,682
Düsseldorf
Baden-Württemberg
591,015
Stuttgart
(city municipality)
546,451
Bremen
Saxony
525,105
Dresden
Lower Saxony
509.485
Hannover
Hesse/Hessia
272,636
Wiesbaden
Schleswig-Holstein
239,866
Kiel
Saxony-Anhalt
228,910
Magdeburg
Thuringia
203,485
Erfurt
Rhineland-Palatinate
201,002
Mainz
Saarland
176,996
Saarbrücken
Brandenburg
159,456
Potsdam
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
91,264
Schwerin
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Level 66
Nov 5, 2016
Well, Bundesliga helped me to get 9.
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Level 64
Feb 28, 2017
Why was I so bad at this in school? I got them all quickly. It should be rather easy for a German.
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Level 50
Dec 14, 2020
It is. Or at least it should be for everyone who made it through elementary school.
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Level 90
Jun 4, 2018
this required a lot of erfurt!
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Level 86
Oct 15, 2018
Further proof that Bielfeld doesn't exist! If it did, surely it would be a state capital... ;)
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Level 52
May 22, 2020
it exists why are people so dumb
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Level 46
Aug 21, 2020
Found the government agent.
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Level 49
Dec 12, 2020
r/wooosh
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Level 76
Dec 9, 2020
It's Bielefeld*, and just because it's not a state capital doesn't mean it doesn't exist 😊
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Level 77
Dec 9, 2020
Of course not. Bielefeld has plenty of other reasons for not existing :)
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2020
Nope, it doesn't have reasons for not existing, it hasn't got reasons for existing.
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Level 76
Dec 10, 2020
I don't see any reason that Bielefeld should not exist 🤔
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2020
Spiel einfach mit, sei keine Spaßbremse.
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Level 67
Aug 28, 2019
I didnt get any if the ones below 50% weird how some I have never even heard off. (Saarbrucken and mainz sound familiar and magdeburg rings a bell, but the others... new to me !)
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Level 77
Dec 9, 2020
Potsdam: residence of Prussian kings such as Frederick the Great (Voltaire was a regular guest at Sanssouci castle). Site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference where "The Big Three" Truman, Stalin and Churchill (famous photo) discussed the world's postwar order.
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Level 66
Jul 26, 2020
I lived 1 year in Germany and I just didn't guess Wiesbaden and Schwerin, I thought Frankfurt and Rostock were state capitals.
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Level 76
Dec 9, 2020
The English name for Hannover is Hanover (with one 'n').
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2020
Small correction: North Rhine is written separately in English
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Level 67
Dec 9, 2020
Cool quiz. Thanks for also accepting the names in German!
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2020
I don't get why Frankfurt isn't the capital of Hesse? Why choose Wiesbaden when Frankfurt is an option, especially since Frankfurt is more central and Wiesbaden even borders Rhineland-Palatine? Normally you would take the largest aproximately central city with a proper city center, ergo Frankfurt...
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2020
It turns out that, after World War II, when Hesse was founded, Wiesbaden was selected as a provisional capital. Subsequently, as the division of Germany made it clear that Berlin could not be the capital of the Federal Republic, what with being surrounded by another state, Frankfurt did not seek to become the capital of Hesse, because they were absolutely sure they would become the federal capital. They were the biggest and most historically significant competing city, they had an airport, and they even started building a Parliament. But then, Bonn won, for only two reasons: it was small and insignificant, so unlikely to outshine Berlin in the event of reunification, and it was close to home for Adenauer. So, Frankfurt got stuck with nothing. Serves them right.
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2020
Wow I didn't know that, that's fascinating!
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Level 75
Nov 9, 2022
Yes, Adenauer's support of Bonn was significant. It is described in Le Carré's A Small Town in Germany.
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Level 58
Dec 10, 2020
go check out my quiz https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1313220/countries-that-border-germany
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Level 62
May 20, 2021
Stuttgart has a higher population than Düsseldorf.
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2022
Bit harsh not to accept Pottsdam.