Civitas Boutique Hotel

Sopron Rakoczi u. 33, Sopron, 9400, Hungary
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Forum Posts

Sopron day trip

by Andrew_W_K

I'll be taking a day trip from Vienna to Sopron in a couple of weeks time. What would you recommend I do, see, go, eat?

Thanks

Re: Sopron day trip

by Ekaterinburg

Andrew, take this trip.

Sopron is a gorgeous little town.

Read my page for what to see, transport etc. I have a lot of info and some great photos. It is such a differnt vibe from Vienna. You will love it.

Re: Sopron day trip

by TexasDave

Sopron is a typical European town with remnants from Roman times, 1200's, and so on. There is a circular street, Varkerulet, that surrounds the Old Town and would take about a half hour to walk around completely. Most everything that would interest a tourist is either on that street or within the circle. There a re a couple of small museums near the Fire Tower. Several good and reasonably priced restaurants right on Varkerulet, but I don't remember their names right now.

Re: Sopron day trip

by Maryimelda

Hi Andrew. Your post set me off on a discovery tour of Sopron (which I have never heard of - don't tell anyone). In any event, the result of my research is that I hope to include it in my Vienna visit in September. Please let us know your verdict when you get back. Will look forward to hearing what you have to say.

Re: Sopron day trip

by Andrew_W_K

Will do :)

Re: Sopron day trip

by danbp

I recommend a visit to the lookout tower Karoly-kilato near Hotel Lover. You can get to the hotel by buses 1 and 2 from the city center. The tower is a 10-minute walk from the bus stop along the hiking path marked with a blue triangle.

Travel Tips for Sopron

Fire Tower 11 - The Loyalty Gate

by Ekaterinburg

The Fire Tower has an additional and very important historical role in the life of Sopron. At its base is the so-called 'Loyalty Gate' a baroque door frame over the arch underneath and above, a wonderful sculptural story called 'The people of Sopron paying homage to the mythological figure of Hungaria'. This commemorates the fact that in the 1900's after the Treaty of St Germain and Trianon, four Hungarian Counties were ceded to Austria. Sopron however did not choose to accept this and by a plebiscite held on December 14th 1921, decided to stay with Hungary. Hence The Loyalty Gate and Sopron's reputation as faithful to Hungary. All of this makes history come very much alive here and you begin to understand some of the reasons why Sopron claims to be 'the most historic town in Hungary'.

Other Old Town Streets

by Ekaterinburg

Three other streets in the old town that I explored in some detail were : Koloster utca (Klostergasse); Templom utca ( Kirchgasse) and Uj utca (Neuegasse). Koloster utca was one of the first streets I walked through in the old town and even though a lot of the buildings were shabby and in bad shape, it had some of the best examples of typical Sopron domestic architecture, such as the first-floor overhanging square bay windows and the large decorative pillars surrounding some ground floor windows.

Templom utca runs all the way to Szechnyi ter, where I eventually discovered the Tourist Office in the Liszt Ferenc Conference and Culture Centre. All the way down this street I explored courtyards and secret gardens which I have desribed in the 'general tips' section.

Uj utca ( New Street ) runs parallel with Georgesstrasse and is in fact one of the oldest streets in town. Again it's almost all houses here, except for no.22 which is one of the medieval synagogues that used to serve the large Jewish community which lived in this part of town. There were Jews in Sopron since the 13th century but after the Expulsion of 1526 and ultimately World War 2, they became virtually extinct.

A Few Good Sights

by Muzzaa

The Esterhazy palace, I was told it is the Hungarian Versailles. Cool place in a nice part of Hungary. Only a short trip from Austria, where I was staying. I did a day trip and met some interesting people, including a freebee lecture from a local guide.

The Szechenyi Mansion, was a museum. Very nice property and had a good day to wander around.

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