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Capitals of German States

Name the capitals of the 16 German federal states.
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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
33 Comments
+13
Level 66
Nov 5, 2016
Well, Bundesliga helped me to get 9.
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Level 63
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 53
Dec 14, 2020
It is. Or at least it should be for everyone who made it through elementary school.
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Level 93
Jun 4, 2018
this required a lot of erfurt!
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Level 89
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 61
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 79
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 78
Dec 9, 2020
Of course not. Bielefeld has plenty of other reasons for not existing :)
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Level 74
Dec 9, 2020
Nope, it doesn't have reasons for not existing, it hasn't got reasons for existing.
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Level 79
Dec 10, 2020
I don't see any reason that Bielefeld should not exist 🤔
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Level 74
Dec 10, 2020
Spiel einfach mit, sei keine Spaßbremse.
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Level 53
Apr 1, 2024
Wallah manche deutsche haben so kein Humor. Wir haben alle spaß und der kommt um die Ecke mit „Bielefeld existiert doch“ 🤓☝🏽
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Level 70
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 78
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 65
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
Sep 12, 2023
Since most Germans think that, too, that just shows you started to think like a local in that time ;-)
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Level 79
Dec 9, 2020
The English name for Hannover is Hanover (with one 'n').
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Level 72
Dec 9, 2020
Small correction: North Rhine is written separately in English
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Level 69
Dec 9, 2020
Cool quiz. Thanks for also accepting the names in German!
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Level 74
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 69
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 74
Dec 10, 2020
Wow I didn't know that, that's fascinating!
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Level 81
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 76
Sep 12, 2023
As a Bonner, I agree with you 100%. And I may add, there is an excellent (and funny) travel book about the early days of the "Bonn republic" by British-Hungarian journalist George Mikes. Among many other accurate observations and witty comments, what he wrote about the Bonners' atitue towards their "most famous son" Beethoven is spot on to this day - and that book is from the 1950s! Nothing has changed... An entertainig read for everyone interested in post-WW2 German history.
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Level 69
Dec 10, 2020
go check out my quiz https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1313220/countries-that-border-germany
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Level 66
May 20, 2021
Stuttgart has a higher population than Düsseldorf.
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Level 76
Sep 12, 2023
As of 2023:

Düsseldorf 619,477

Stuttgart 626,275

So yes, Stuttgart has slightly more, but the difference is nearly as marginal as it was in 2016 when this quiz was made, and it may change again anytime.

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Level 84
Sep 25, 2022
Bit harsh not to accept Pottsdam.
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Level 20
Feb 29, 2024
Dresden ist the best city in Germany!
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Level 53
Apr 1, 2024
Bro 30% der Leute da sind Nazis gefühlt. Wenn du da als Ausländer rumläufst wirst du wie ein Außerirdischer angeguckt Hahhahah
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Level 53
Apr 1, 2024
Stuttgart ist glaube ich die beste Stadt Deutschlands