Can you guess the city from these vintage photos? Fewer than 5% get full marks

As the deadly sweeps the globe, many have been left with a lot more time on their hands. While some people take up new hobbies such as knitting or learning a new language, others have decided to give quizzes a go. And this quiz is likely to give even the biggest quiz master a run for their money.


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The tricky quiz has left 95 percent of Britons baffled.

Luxury tour provider Scenic Cruises put together the quiz in a bid to challenge readers to guess the iconic European city based on vintage photographs.

The images are sourced from public domain archives such as the British Library and Wellcome Collection.

Given how much Europe has changed over the centuries, the quiz has proven to be quite the challenge.

Over 1,000 Britons have so far taken a crack at the quiz but fewer than five percent have managed to get full marks.

The quiz includes handy hints for those who may know a bit about European architecture or gastronomy.

Some of the hints include “the most iconic skyline in the world” and the “gastronomical capital of the world”.

Each photo is in black and white and depicts either an iconic building or street scene.

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But be warned – the further you make it through the quiz, the harder it gets.

The first question should be easy for anyone who has a little bit of travel knowledge.

But the last question depicts only the most basic black and white street scene that, unless you know your European cities, looks like it could be anywhere.

Some of the cities in the quiz include Paris, Vienna, St Petersburg, Avignon, Madrid, Lisbon, Monte Carlo and Berlin.


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Berlin is known for having a rough time in the 20th century.

World War Two took an enormous toll on the city and its people.

The civilian population had borne the brunt of the bombings during this era.

At least 125,000 Berliners had lost their lives with a further one million women and children evacuated, only 2.4million people were left in the city in May 1945.

Germany was later divided into two states – east and west Germany – and was divided by a wall.

In November 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed as East German spokesman Günter Schabowski announced that East Germans would be free to travel into West Germany.

Berlin is now the most populated city in the European Union with a population of 3.7million people.

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