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If you love exploring cities, Europe is a great place to travel. If you’ve already managed to tick a few of Europe’s favourite cities off your bucket list, test your knowledge with 45+ Q&As in our Ultimate European Cities Quiz.

From Berlin to Budapest, Amsterdam to Athens, Munich to Milan – and everywhere in between(!) Europe is home to some incredible cities.

Whether you travel for food, sights, beaches, history, art, experiences – or a bit of everything, with thousands of cities spread across the 50+ countries in Europe, there is bound to be something to pique your interest. And if you have already done a bit of exploring, you may already know quite a few of the answers to our European Cities Quiz.

So, no matter if you have seen all of Europe, none of Europe or just the love learning about Europe, test your knowledge – and maybe even learn a few new facts as you try to answer 45+ European City Quiz Questions – with answers at the bottom of the page for the quizmasters!

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Ultimate European Cities Quiz

1. With a capital city that was home to a master of fairytales, which country has the oldest continuously used flag in the world?

2. Which of the major cities of Europe named after a river has the world’s largest university building?

3. Of the Europe capital cities, which was the first to have adopted street lighting and thus nicknamed “City of Light”?

4. Which European city has the longest and largest open-air art gallery in the world?

5. Rome became the capital city of unified Italy in 1870, taking the title from which Italy city

6. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the home stadium of which capital city’s most famous football club?

7. Tulips, the icon of the Netherlands, originated in which capital city?

Red and Yellow Tulips in a field

8. Built in 1752 and located in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, which capital city has the world’s oldest zoo?

9. Which European city has the largest church clock in Europe?

10. At its centre, the flag of Sicily features a triskelion with the winged head of which Greek mythological character and three wheat ears?
A. Siren.
B. Echidna.
C. Typhon.
D. Gorgon.

11. The world’s first ice bar is located in which European city?

12. The Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue is one of the most impressive houses of worship and a must-see attraction in which European capital city?

Charles Bridge Prague

13. In London, what is the name of the rigorous test about driving and tourist destinations within the city that has to be taken in order to become a black cab driver?

14. Which European city has the most theatrical stages in the world?

15. Which European city earned the nickname “Little Paris” in the period between the two World Wars because of the beautiful architecture built at that time?

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16. Which European city was fought over in 115 wars and appropriately got a nickname, the White Fenix or House of War?

17. Which European city’s famous Dancing House was inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers?

18. Schiphol Airport is the first airport in the world that has a museum located inside. But in which European capital city would you find this interesting combination?

Big Ben & House of Parliament

19. What is the largest city in Europe by population?
A. Istanbul, Turkey.
B. Paris, France.
C. Rome, Italy.
D. Berlin, Germany.

20. Which capital city has the longest pedestrian shopping street in the world?

21. Which capital city is sometimes referred to as ‘Venice of the North’, thanks to its beautiful buildings and exquisite architecture, abundant open water and numerous parks?

22. After his death in 1506 Christopher Columbus was buried first in Valladolid, Spain and then taken to Monasterio La Cartuja in which Spanish city?

23. Spying flourished in several Europe countries during World War II. Which capital city was once known as ‘The city of Spies’?

24. Name the only Western European capital city without a McDonald’s or a Starbucks.

Yellow street car on cobbled street in Lisbon Portugal

25. Other than playing his guitar, Jimmy Hendrix is famous for smashing his instrument on the stage. In which European city did Hendrix smash his first guitar?

26. Nicknamed “Paris of the North” and “Phoenix City”, the people of which European capital city is known as Varsovians?

27. What is the most visited tourist attraction in Europe?
A. Colosseum, Rome.
B. Eiffel Tower, Paris.
C. Buckingham Palace, London.
D. Louvre, Paris.

28. O’Connell Bridge, the only bridge in Europe with the same length and width is located in which capital city?

29. Which capital city, also known as the ‘Daughter of the Baltic’, was established as a trading town by King Gustav I of Sweden in 1550?

30. The Encyclopaedia Britannica was first produced in which city of Europe?

Gothic bridge in Budapest lit up at night

31. The Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony is held every year in which European capital city?

32. Which city has the oldest opera house in Germany?

33. What is the smallest city of the Europe capitals?
A. Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
B.  Vilnius, Lithuania
C. Valletta, Malta.
D. Vatican City.

34. Which popular tourist location and prehistoric monument is situated at Amesbury, a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England?

35. When it comes to Europe bodies of water, the longest river is the Volga and is located entirely in Russia. But what is the name the second-longest river in Europe which flows through 5 different European capital cities?

36. Which European country has a town whose name is 58 letters long, making it the longest name of any town in Europe?

Close up of Eiffel Tower lit up at night

37. One last remaining rainforest in Europe, the Perućica Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most precious green lungs in Europe can be found in which Southeastern European country?

38. Which European country has the longest coastline in Europe and the second-longest in the world (after Canada)?

39. A stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily in Italy, name the second most active volcano in the world?

40. Name the oldest city in Europe.
A. Larnaca, Cyprus.
B. Argos, Greece.
C. Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
D. Zadar, Croatia.

41. As the seat of the European Union (EU), where is considered to be the capital city of Europe?

42. In which European city can you visit the Guinness Storehouse?

Wooden Gate painted black with the Guinness logo at the centre

43. Which of these bodies of water is NOT found in Europe?
A. The Pacific Ocean.
B. Meditteranean Sea.
C. Baltic Sea.
D. The Atlantic Ocean.

44. Which Eastern European city is the capital of Belarus?

45. How many European country flags use only the colours white and red?

46. Which of the Europe rivers flows through Switzerland and France?
A. Rhine.
B. Rhone.
C. Seine.
D. Danube.

47. Which city consistently tops the most visited cities list in Europe?

Europe map with finger pointing to Germany

 

European Cities Quiz Questions and Answers

1. With a capital city that was home to a master of fairytales, which country has the oldest continuously used flag in the world?
Denmark.

2. Which of the major cities of Europe named after a river has the world’s largest university building?
Moscow, Russia.

3. Of the Europe capital cities, which was the first to have adopted street lighting and thus nicknamed “City of Light”?
Paris, France.

4. Which European city has the longest and largest open air art gallery in the world?
Berlin, Germany. (The East Side Gallery which is 1.3km long)

5. Rome became the capital city of unified Italy in 1870, taking the title from which Italy city?
Florence.

6. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is the home stadium of which capital city’s most famous football club?
Madrid, Spain. (Football club: Real Madrid)

Town in Netherlands

7. Tulips, the icon of the Netherlands, originated in which capital city?
Istanbul, Turkey.

8. Built in 1752 and located in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, which capital city has the world’s oldest zoo?
Vienna, Austria.

9. Which European city has the largest church clock in Europe?
Zurich, Switzerland.

10. At its centre, the flag of Sicily features a triskelion with the winged head of which Greek mythological character and three wheat ears?
A. Siren.
B. Echidna.
C. Typhon.
D. Gorgon.

11. The world’s first ice bar is located in which European city?
Barcelona (Icebarcelona).

12. The Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue is one of the most impressive houses of worship and a must-see attraction in which European capital city?
Budapest, Hungary.

Stonehenge

13. In London, what is the name of the rigorous test about driving and tourist destinations within the city that has to be taken in order to become a black cab driver?
‘The Knowledge’.

14. Which European city has the most theatrical stages in the world?
Athens, Greece.

15. Which European city earned the nickname “Little Paris” in the period between the two World Wars because of the beautiful architecture built at that time?
Bucharest, Romania.

16. Which European city was fought over in 115 wars and appropriately got a nickname, the White Fenix or House of War?
Belgrade, Serbia.

17. Which European city’s famous Dancing House was inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers?
Prague, Czech Republic.

18. Schiphol Airport is the first airport in the world that has a museum located inside. But in which European capital city would you find this interesting combination?
Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Canal in Amsterdam with houseboats and buildings along the water edge

19. What is the largest city in Europe by population?
A. Istanbul, Turkey. 
B. Paris, France.
C. Rome, Italy.
D. Berlin, Germany.

20. Which capital city has the longest pedestrian shopping street in the world?
Copenhagen, Denmark.

21. Which capital city is sometimes referred to as ‘Venice of the North’, thanks to its beautiful buildings and exquisite architecture, abundant open water and numerous parks?
Stockholm, Sweden.

22. After his death in 1506 Christopher Columbus was buried first in Valladolid, Spain and then taken to Monasterio La Cartuja in which Spanish city?
Seville.

23. Spying flourished in several Europe countries during World War II. Which capital city was once known as ‘The city of Spies’?
Lisbon, Portugal.

24. Name the only Western European capital city without a McDonald’s or a Starbucks.
Reykjavík, Iceland.

Reykjavik, Iceland

25. Other than playing his guitar, Jimmy Hendrix is famous for smashing his instrument on the stage. In which European city did Hendrix smash his first guitar?
Munich, Germany.

26. Nicknamed “Paris of the North” and “Phoenix City”, the people of which European capital city is known as Varsovians?
Warsaw, Poland.

27. What is the most visited tourist attraction in Europe?
A. Colosseum, Rome.
B. Eiffel Tower, Paris.
C. Buckingham Palace, London.
D. Louvre, Paris.

28. O’Connell Bridge, the only bridge in Europe with the same length and width is located in which capital city?
Dublin, Ireland.

29. Which capital city, also known as the ‘Daughter of the Baltic’, was established as a trading town by King Gustav I of Sweden in 1550?
Helsinki, Finland.

30. The Encyclopaedia Britannica was first produced in which city of Europe?
Edinburgh, Scotland.

Skyline of Florence, with the Duomo at the centre under a pink sunset sky

31. The Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony is held every year in which European capital city?
Oslo, Norway.

32. Which city has the oldest opera house in Germany?
Hamburg.

33. What is the smallest city of the Europe capitals?
A. Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
B.  Vilnius, Lithuania
C. Valletta, Malta.
D. Vatican City.

34. Which popular tourist location and prehistoric monument is situated at Amesbury, a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England?
Stonehenge.

35. When it comes to Europe bodies of water, the longest river is the Volga, and is located entirely in Russia. But what is the name the second-longest river in Europe which flows through 5 different European capital cities?
Danube.

36. Which European country has a town whose name is 58 letters long, making it the longest name of any town in Europe?
Wales. (“Llanfairpwll-gwyngyllgogerychwyrndrob-wllllantysiliogogogoch” or Llanfairpwll, for short.)

Stockholm, Sweden

37. One last remaining rainforest in Europe, the Perućica Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most precious green lungs in Europe can be found in which Southeastern European country?
Bosnia and Herzegovina.

38. Which European country has the longest coastline in Europe and the second-longest in the world (after Canada)?
Norway.

39. A stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily in Italy, name the second most active volcano in the world?
Mount Etna.

40. Name the oldest city in Europe.
A. Larnaca, Cyprus.
B. Argos, Greece.
C. Plovdiv, Bulgaria. 
D. Zadar, Croatia.

41. As the seat of the European Union (EU), where is considered to be the capital city of Europe?
Brussels.

42. In which European city can you visit the Guinness Storehouse?
Dublin, Ireland.

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

43. Which of these bodies of water is NOT found in Europe?
A. Pacific Ocean. 
B. Meditteranean Sea.
C. Baltic Sea.
D. Atlantic Ocean.

44. Which Eastern European city is the capital of Belarus?
Minsk.

45. How many European country flags use only the colours white and red?
9 (Austria, Denmark, Georgia, Latvia, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey)

46. Which of the Europe rivers flows through Switzerland and France?
A. Rhine.
B. Rhone. 
C. Seine.
D. Danube.

47. Which city consistently tops the most visited cities list in Europe?
London UK England

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