The name of a major city in a European country in the language of a second European country is the same as the name of a third European country. What is the city and what are the three European countries involved?
#121382. Asked by gmackematix. (May 11 11 7:02 PM)
Munich in German is Munchen, and in Italian it's Monaco.
Travellers confuse Monaco di Baviera with Monaco
Lost In Translation or A Tale of Two Cities
Munich and Monaco: two cities not especially known for their similarities, regardless of what some residents of Bogenhausen may imply, but joined in name. Seriously. Munich borrows a little jet-set glamour in Italian, as the town, considered by certain locals as the Mediterranean's most northerly city, becomes Monaco di Baviera.
Two women led themselves on a wild goose chase from Italy to Munich after arranging to meet their niece in Monaco - which in Italian can mean either the tiny principality on the French Riviera, or Bavaria's capital. "The problem was they thought Munich was Monaco," said a spokesman for Munich police today. Called Monaco di Baviera in Italian, the city is known as Munchen in High German, Mnichov in Czech, Monachium in Polish and Minga in the local Bavarian dialect. The two women, originally from the Dominican Republic, had driven across the Alps from Trento in northern Italy to collect the 14-year-old from the Paris-Munich train, but started to panic and went to the police when the girl failed to appear.
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