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HUNGARY: THEN AND TODAY

By Robert Velkey // 2016.05.20.

Do you know which Hungarian city’s tower and main square can be seen on this vintage picture and approximately when it was taken?

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We give a hand: The city is called to The Most Loyal Town (Civitas Fidelissima).

One more hit: Nowadays this city is the hometown of the Volt Festival.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the solution – then use your mouse to “highlight” the invisible text below it to find the answer!

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Today, the main square and the tower looks like this.

  

The answer: It is the fire tower of Sopron. The vintage picture was taken in 1921 of the main square with the tower. Sopron’s status as part of Hungary (along with that of the surrounding eight villages) was decided by a controversial, local referendum, held on December 14, 1921, with 65% voting for Hungary. Since then, Sopron has been called Civitas Fidelissima (“The Most Loyal Town”, Hungarian: A Leghűségesebb Város), and the anniversary of the plebiscite is a city holiday.

 

via: sopron.hu; wikipedia.com
photos: egykor.hu; femcafe.hu