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A cold winter's day in Sopron
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Can anybody recommend any good, inexpensive place to eat Hungarian food in Sopron?
Re: Hungarian Restaurant
There are several located on the stret that makes a circle around the 'old city'. I can say that I never had a bad meal at any of them (or in all of Hungary, for that matter). Portions tend to be large, too.
One that we enjoyed in particular was on the South side of the 'loop' street, on the right side of the street which looked like an old English style building. As you continue around there is another restaurant on the left side which is one of the oldest in the city, quite elegant- it was mentioned in a few guide books. That was a few years ago and I don't remember the names, sorry.
Re: Hungarian Restaurant
I like the one at the foot of the Fire Tower, just outside the fortress area. You cross from the main square under the tower and then make a left immediately. Coming from the Castle Perimeter (Varkerulet), continue straight along the wall starting out from the Fire Tower.
Travel Tips for Sopron
Sopron and Liszt Ferenc
Every town must have its connections with a famous son or daughter and in Sopron's case the chosen son is the composer and pianist Franz Liszt. There are references to him all over town particularly at the Liszt Ferenc Cultural and Conference Centre and at the Storno House on Fo ter. The cultural centre claims to stand where Liszt used to perform and I wonder if it was on this spot ( obviously in another building ) that he gave what was reputed to be his first concert in Sopron at the age of 9. The Storno House reminds us that Liszt played there twice in 1840 and 1881 but it would have to be said that an examination of Liszt's biography shows fairly tenuous connections with Sopron and Hungary in general. He was born in the then village of Doborjan, outside Sopron and now, Raiding in Austria. He moved to Paris with his parents at the age of 11 and while he always considered himself to be Hungarian, he admitted that he could only barely speak the language. Still he did compose all those Hungarian Rhapsodies and the people of Sopron are adamant that he's one of their own.
This area of western Hungary was a Roman province and during the reign of Tiberius 14-37, they founded a city called Scrabantia. Sopron eventually grew from the remains of Scrabantia and around the central area of the old town you can see plenty of evidence of this. The area near the present main square of Sopron was where the forum of Scrabantia stood and in the photo you can see some of the remains of this forum as well as the old walls.
Around here is one of the most delightful aspects of the old town. From these forum remains and all around the back of the fire tower are little walks, nooks and crannies with remnants of the city walls, trees now sprouting out of their crumbling remains.
Around here I saw a sign which said 'Promendade' and gave opening hours. I walked under the arch and followed a little path behind the city walls and ended up at a restaurant called 'Promenade' -mystery explained ! It was an excellent promenade though , one which I wish had gone on for a longer distance.
Sopron is located near the Austrian-Hungarian border, 60 kms far from Vienna and 220kms far from Budapest. There are quiet nice streets of the historical city centre and beautiful buildings, monuments of the Middle Ages.
The town is called as "Civitas fidelissima" (the most faithful town),
because the citizens voted for belonging to Hungary at a referendum after the peace treaty of Trianon.