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What nation London/Berlin, recognize cities most likely if the landmark is missing November 17, 2009 despite Potsdamer Platz, Gedachtniskirche or radio tower just under 40 percent of Germans the own capital on a photo don’t realize, if the tower is missing. Thus, the Germans in the world are worst in the recognition of the most popular tourist destination in their own country. This is the result, a recent survey by the hotel booking portal comes Hotels.com which conducted worldwide among approximately 10,000 users. Geographical knowledge is to be desired that Berlin is missing something without TV Tower, undisputed. That the metropolis but is similar to Barcelona and Rome without the building that is new.

To have 15 percent of respondents German detected in the changing skyline of Berlin the Spanish city goal, ten percent thought that the eternal city”before him. In other European countries but the German seems better to know about. So almost all respondents recognized London despite the missing big Bens (97 percent), Paris without the Eiffel Tower (88 per cent) and Geneva without Jet d’eau (86 percent). Vienna was just as identifiable without Town Hall (77 per cent), such as Rome without the Vatican (64 percent). Only at Barcelona and did hard the Germans realizing, just half without Sagrada Familia knew what city it is.

Interestingly, Berlin seems to leave than when locals more impression with tourists from other European countries. 68% of travellers from the Netherlands and 66 percent of Italians without Tower knew that the presented silhouette belongs to Berlin. The Spaniards were 60 percent recognition rate, just behind the Germans, but far ahead of the French (45%), Irish (36 percent) and the Sweden (34 percent). New York, Rio or Tokyo? Overseas, however, the Germans make a less good figure. Although 93 percent of the cosmopolitan of Las Vegas recognized although the concise Hotel Paris Las Vegas lacked in silhouette. Cape Town has been without Mesa but identified only by 48 percent of travelers from Germany, did in Tokyo even just 28 percent, that of the Tokyo Tower in identically-named city view was missing. For those who want to test yourself, like many cities, they recognize: hotel-deals/landmark_quiz through Hotels.com as part of the Expedia group, which is active in all major markets with a professional team, includes the portfolio by Hotels.com more than 100,000 quality hotels, Bed & Breakfast Hotels and service apartments around the world. A customer finds the same booking for a hotel with another provider competitive rates, paid in advance, Hotels.com will refund the difference. Hotels.com has one of the largest independent hotel teams in the industry, as well as 1.3 million guest reviews of previous hotel guests who have actually stayed at the hotel. “In February 2009, Hotels.com won the Gold Award in the category best hotel booking site” of Web user magazine. Travelers can book online on deutsch.hotels.com or via the telephone hotline 0180-500 93 42 in the German-speaking call center. Contact: Yvonne Bonanati Press Office Hotels.com D/A/CH public link GmbH phone: + 49 (0) 30 44 31 88 25 E-Mail: