So you’ve been to Europe – multiple times – and you think of yourself as quite the expert on the Old Continent. You’ve taken trains, buses, flights and you’ve even rented cars – but have you been paying attention?

Normal for Europeans but a novelty for us Aussies is the ability to literally drive into another country and share the roads with all kinds of nationalities: the French, the Germans, the Italians, even the Bulgarians.

And since the formation of the European Union, each member state pretty much shares the same number plate format, which is a blue section on the left with the EU circle of stars and a unique country code.

Now, we all know that Travel Agents adore codes (anyone for the funniest airport codes in the biz?) so you guys shouldn’t have any trouble in scoring 100 percent in the following quiz, right?

Well, let’s just see how well you know your European number plate country codes…

Oh, and just to make things a little harder, we’ve chucked in some non EU member states just for fun – Good luck!

 

1. TAKE ME TO D TOWN

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(a) Denmark

(b) Germany

(c) Vatican City

 

2. PASS THE PIVO PLEASE

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(a) Portugal

(b) Poland

(c) Russia

 

3. EXCUSEZ-MOI!

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(a) Estonia

(b) Spain

(c) England

 

4. DON’T DRIVE SO SLOW ON THE AUTOBAHN…

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(a) Slovakia

(b) Slovenia

(c) Serbia

 

5. SEE FOR YOURSELF WHY EUROPEAN IS AMAZING

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(a) Czech Republic

(b) Cyprus

(c) Croatia

 

6. SWEDEN IN WINTER IS GRRRR COLD

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(a) Greece

(b) Great Britain

(c) Germany

 

7. LOVE TRAVELLING? CONTACT THE [INSERT FAVE TRAVEL AGENCY HERE] HR DEPARTMENT

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(a) Hungary

(b) Croatia

(c) Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

8. ALWAYS BE SHHH SILENT IN CATHEDRALS…

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(a) Spain

(b) Sweden

(c) Switzerland

 

9. BUDGET AIRLINES: TRAVEL LIGHT OR PAY THE PRICE

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(a) Lithuania

(b) Latvia

(c) Liechtenstein

 

10. DON’T GET BOGGED DOWN IN THE DETAILS; JUST GO!

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(a) Belgium

(b) Bulgaria

(c) Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

11. PEOPLE GET AUSTRALIA CONFUSED WITH THIS COUNTRY…

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(a) Albania

(b) Austria

(c) Andorra

 

12. I HEART EUROPE. DO YOU?

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(a) Italy

(b) Ireland

(c) Iceland

 

13. MMM… PIZZA… SPAGHETTI… GELATO…

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(a) Malta

(b) Montenegro

(c) Monaco

 

DRUM ROLL: AND THE ANSWERS ARE…

1. (b) Germany

2. (a) Portugal

3. (b) Spain

4. (b) Slovenia

5. (b) Cyprus

6. (a) Greece

7. (b) Croatia

8. (b) Sweden

9. (a) Lithuania

10. (b) Bulgaria

11. (b) Austria

12. (a) Italy

13. (a) Malta

So how did you go? Which ones fooled you? Let us know in the comments below!