Microsoft Flight Simulator Releases City Update VII: European Cities II

A diverse and exciting selection of locations from throughout Europe awaits pilots with this latest release.

Microsoft Flight Simulator introduced City Update VII: European Cities II today which features notable locales throughout Europe: Sweden’s Stockholm, France’s Nice and neighboring Monaco, Portugal’s Porto, and Spain’s Barcelona and Madrid. This latest update to the vast and growing Microsoft Flight Simulator experience is certain to captivate and inspire.

The Microsoft Flight Simulator team and its partners captured these renowned cities in exquisite detail using recent high resolution aerial imagery, digital elevation data, and TIN (triangulated irregular network) surface modeling. This latest release invites simmers to choose their preferred aircraft to explore these vibrant locales, from the French Riviera to the skyscrapers of Stockholm.

Simmers will enjoy:

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and its most populous city, a national, regional, and global center of industry, education, finance, and culture. The city is built atop several low islands just inland of the Baltic Sea in the country’s southeast. Rich in heritage, the city boasts a vast array of architecture including Stockholm City Hall, the Scandic Victoria Tower, and Riddarholmen Church and surrounding Gamla stan (old town).

Nice, France

Nice is located in southeastern France in the heart of the Côte d’Azur (Azure Coast) near the Italian border. Also known as the French Riviera, this region is famous for the deep blue color of the sky and the matching Mediterranean water. Nice lies at the intersection of the rolling hills, low mountains and the sea. From above, the architecture of Nice presents a tapestry of color, notably earth tones and terracotta. Pilots will bask in broad vistas as well as individual facets of the city, including Nice Cathedral, Place Giuseppe Garibaldi, and Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice.


Located seven miles to the northeast of Nice, Monaco is an independent sovereign city-state surrounded on land by France. It comprises less than a square mile of coastline nestled between mountains and the sea. It has one large beach, Plage du Larvotto, and two ports, Port Hercule and Port Fontvieille. Monaco is a showcase of architecture variety, from Medieval to modern. Notable locations include Fort Antoine Theater, the Prince’s Palace of
Monaco, and the Monte Carlo Casino.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the capital of Spain’s Catalonia, is celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful cities and is located on the Mediterranean Sea, just south of the border with France. Numerous architectural masterpieces (from the classic to the ultra-modern) are scattered around Barcelona. The list includes Arc de Triomf, the entryway to the 1888 Barcelona World Fair; La Sagrada Família, a renowned cathedral; and Torre Glòries (Torre Agbar), one of the most distinctive works of modern architecture in the world.

Porto, Portugal

Located on the Atlantic coast of northern Portugal, Porto is the second most populous city in the country after the capital, Lisbon. The city originally sprung up during the Roman Empire as a vital trading port and has remained important through the centuries, both regionally and globally. The United Nations recognized Porto’s city center as a World Heritage Site and it, too, is known for its medley of architectural styles, including neoclassical, Baroque, and modernist. The sights from the air over Porto, most notably above “Old Town,” where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean, are spectacular.

Madrid, Spain

Madrid is the capital of and most populous city in Spain, located near the center of the country in the middle portion of the Iberian Peninsula. It is a major global center of industry, finance, culture, and international governance, boasting some of the most spectacular architecture in the world, both classic and recently built. It is well-known for its myriad neighborhoods with narrow, winding streets as well as massive skyscrapers. The sights to explore in Madrid seem endless, but include the Royal Palace of Madrid, Cybele Palace, and the Cuatro Torres Business Area, a modern development comprising the four highest skyscrapers in Spain and four of the ten highest in the European Union.

City Update VII: European Cities II is available FREE to all owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator today. Ensure that your simulator is running version (or a more recent version), download City Update VII, and explore Europe in all new ways. The sky is calling!

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for Xbox Series X|S and PC with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Windows, and Steam, and on Xbox One and supported mobile phones, tablets, and lower-spec PCs via Xbox Cloud Gaming. For the latest information on Microsoft Flight Simulator, stay tuned to @MSFSOfficial on X (formerly Twitter).

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