How Many of These European Landmarks Do You Recognize?
Almost every adult in the world would easily recognize famous European landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Coliseum. (If you don't, start studying human geography ASAP).
But if you pride yourself in your knowledge of the continent, try to get 10/10 on this quiz — we're warning you though, we won't go easy on you.
1. In Which European Capital Can You Find This Landmark?
Old clocks abound in the continent, but those who know their stuff should be able to immediately recognize this one.
Answer: Prague, Czechia
One of the most incredible clocks in the world, this 600-year-old Prague treasure doesn't just tell time. It also measures the position of the sun, the moon and the constellations of the Zodiac. Even if you're not interested in astronomy, you should stand in front of the Town Hall and wait for the turn of the hour. You'll be rewarded with the Astronomical Clock's famed show, with a procession of figurines of the twelve apostles.
2. In Which French City Can You Find This Church on a Hill?
As a historically Catholic country, France has no shortage of breathtaking churches worth visiting no matter your beliefs. But do you know where you can find this particularly impressive church that stands on a hill?
Sacre Coeur may be the country's best-known church on a hill, but Lyon's Basílica Notre-Dame de Fourvière is also quite a sight to behold. Enjoy it from the streets of the old town, then take a funicular up the hill to go inside. Once you're done touring the church, you can take in panoramic views of this pretty city.
3. In Which City Can You Find the Spanish Steps?
One of the most recognized landmarks of their home city, the Spanish Steps are a gorgeous (albeit crowded) landmark.
Sure, Spain has many pretty steps, but none are as famous as Rome's Spanish Steps, which get their name because they're located in the Spanish Plaza. One of the unmissable attractions in the Eternal City, they're even featured in Audrey Hepburn's classic film, "Roman Holiday."
4. Which Country Is Home to This Gorgeous National Park?
Considered one of the most beautiful national parks in all of Europe, this fluvial wonderland is made up of 16 tiered lakes that make stunning waterfalls as they fall down limestone cliffs.
The coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split take the Croatian spotlight, but Plitvice Lakes National Park makes people visit the country's often neglected inland. While you won't be able to swim in the inviting water, you can walk through wooden pathways, paddle or boat around the lakes.
5. What Is the Name of This Bridge in the United Kingdom?
Bridges are not often one of their city's main draws, but few people go to London and skip seeing this world-famous bridge.
Answer: Tower Bridge
Yup, this is not, in fact, London Bridge, but the aptly named Tower Bridge. Though it has its own song, London Bridge simply isn't very impressive and the only reason to visit it is to get great views of its prettier counterpart.
6. In Which German City Can You Find the Country's Most Famous Beer Hall?
Well, this one should be easy.
Though beer is important in all of Germany, no city embodies the love for this drink more than Munich. It is, after all, home to Oktoberfest. But if you can't make it to this beer-loving festival, you can still enjoy the culture by visiting Hofbräuhaus München. While it's overly touristy now, it was the heart of the city for many decades, receiving guests like Mozart in its hall. Go in and enjoy as many pints as you can hold.
7. In Which Baltic Capital Can You Find the House of the Black Heads?
Because of their past under the rule of the Soviet Union, the Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) are still overlooked too often. But these beautiful countries have many noteworthy landmarks, including the unique house pictured here.
Answer: Riga, Latvia
Riga, the capital of Latvia, is an exciting city that unites modern and historic architecture. While many of its landmarks — like the Riga Cathedral and the Central Market — are worthy of note, the House of the Black Heads may be its most iconic site. Once a guild for unmarried skilled workers, the 14th-century building is now a museum.
8. In Which Country Can You Find This Impressive Monastery?
Perched on top of rocky hills that tower over a green valley, this monastery may just be one of the most awe-inspiring in the continent. Do you know where it's located?
Greece is known for its rocky islands with whitewashed homes overlooking the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. And while we certainly encourage everyone to spend as much time in the Greek Isles as possible, neglecting mainland Greece is a terrible mistake too many people make.
The next time you're in the country, plan a visit to Meteora. This collection of six monasteries is about four hours away from Athens. You'll need at least two days to hike from monastery to monastery while taking in the beauty of the structures and the landscape that surrounds it.
9. Where Can You Find the Statue of the Little Mermaid?
"The Little Mermaid" is one of the most popular fairy tales in the entire world. While there are many statues in honor of it, there is only one official one, which you can find in the home country of the story's author.
Answer: Copenhagen, Denmark
Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense, you'll find the statue honoring his most famous character in Copenhagen. The landmark draws in people every single day of the year, despite being small and humble.
10. This Is the Parliament of Which Country?
This is arguably the most beautiful parliament in all of Europe (perhaps the world?). Do you know which country can be proud to have it?
Sorry, England, the Hungarian Parliament beats yours in aesthetic power. Standing over the Danube River in Budapest as you see the Parliament shine at night and the Buda Castle complement it across the water will almost bring tears to your eyes.