Sopron Travel Guide

  • Sopron
    Sopron
    by balhannah
  • Sopron
    Sopron
    by balhannah
  • Sopron
    Sopron
    by balhannah

Sopron Things to Do

  • Half rent in a half house?

    I came across this odd looking house when I was going to the St Miháy church. It seems to need something to lean on...

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  • Too many closed museums.

    When I visited, in May, many museums were closed. As for example, the Central Mining Museum and the Museum of Forestry which sits wall-to-wall in Templon utca 2-4, and the Bakery Museum in Bécsi Utca 5. I would have liked to visit them all.

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  • Decoration on top of roof.

    I saw an interesting on top of the roof of one of the houses. It looks like a black nun or madonna, I think. In the white circle below the statue there are figures 1-5 on the right hand side from the bottom beneath the "arrow" and the figures 10-12 from left to bottom on the left hand side. What could be the purpose of this all?

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  • Colourful houses.

    More or less wherever you go there are lots of colourful houses. They really lighten up the town atmosphere. My pictures show just a few examples of all these houses.

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  • St Jakab's Chapel.

    Walking around in the churchyard of St Mihály church you will see a small chapel, St Jakab's Chapel. It is said to be the oldest building in Sopron and shows traces of both Romanesque and Gothic building styles. This chapel was also closed when I visited (same care taker as for the church it's no wonder, but still a disappointment).

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  • St Mihály Church.

    Leaving the centre, crossing the tiny streamlet and going a bit to the north-east, following the Szent Mihály utca to its, as well as Sopron's, highest point will take you to the old St Mihály Church. It was built in the 13th century but reconstructed in the 15th c.It was closed at the time of my visit, a great disappointment of course.

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  • Maria Fountain.

    In the Orsolya tér will you not only find the Roman Catholic Church but also the Maria Fountain. It once stood in the courtyard of the Franciscan monastery but was moved to this place in the 1930s.

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  • Roman Catholic Church.

    In Orsolya tér do you find the Roman Catholic Churh. The current church dates from the 19th century but was built on the site of an earlier wooden church. An Ursuline convent was also built at the same time together with its oratory that holds the Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Collection (admission free, open Mon, Thu and Sat 10.00 - 16.00 during...

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  • The Old Synagogue.

    The Old Synagogue%LÄ was built in 1300. The whole area was a Jewish area from the beginning of the13th century until 1526. They were then banished after having plotted with the Turks.Opposite the Old is the New Synagogue, built around 1450, probably by a man named Izrael for him and his family. This synagogue doesn't have a separate area for the...

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  • The statue of a man carrying a barrel.

    The statue of man who carries a barrel (of wine?) is situated in between this and this marking. Yes, Google Maps are wonderfully precise....I have no idée what was the story behind the statue, alas. Anybody who can read Hungarian may perhaps translate the text on the plaque beneath the standing barrel on the first photo. Well, it might just say...

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  • The Goat Church.

    The Goat Church is perhaps the most interesting object around the square. This Gothic church was built circa 1280, by the Franciscans. Three Hungarian kings have been coronated here. Inside will you find fragments of medieval frescoes. The ceiling was painted in 1779.There is a pulpit on the southern wall from which a Franciscan monk is said to...

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  • The Trinity Column.

    Right in the middle of the main square the Trinity Column stands out with its decorations and its hight. Two residents of the town payed the cost after having survived the plague tha hit the town between 1695 and 1701. The design with a corkscrew column is the oldest in Eastern Europe.

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Sopron Hotels

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Sopron Restaurants

  • Lovely meal, interesting surroundings.

    We had lunch in a restaurant near Goat Church on Fo Ter Square. I made a note of the name somewhere and will add it later. It is located in a lovely old cellar. The bar part had huge barrels as tables. My husband had soup and Schmalzbrot - bread and dripping. In this restaurant it was covered with chopped onion and sprinkled with paprika. I had...

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  • Good hungarian food

    German and some english is spoken, the garden is pleasant (when the construction next door is finished) Fogas (pike-perch), it came with noodle soup and Somlauer Nockerl (hungarian pancake with chocolate nuts and custard)

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  • Tea with Liszt!

    I picked "coffeehouse" for the theme because I couldn't find "tea house" as an option.This place has a nice atmosphere and the tea selection is great. You will hear F. Liszt playing in the background...

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  • Pizza heaven

    In the main square in Sopron near the fire tower is the restaurant of Generalis. They had a really interesting menu especially for vegetarians like me. On the day I was there though I was in the mood for a pizza. When it arrived I have to say it was one of the best pizzas I've had for years. The thin crispy base was as light as air and the topping...

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  • Choose a sweet!

    A great interior and a cozy terrace. You can choose a coffee, a dessert, they have also great refreshing cocktails. After 9 p.m. (from what I remember) you will benefit from a 40 % discount (happy hours).

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  • That is America

    The food was really good, they have a salad bar and the menu contains a large selection of grilled meat dishes. The interior is decorated in American style and there is a courtyard serving as a terrace, with several big trees in it. We opted for stripes from chicken breast roasted in wok with vegetables,in chili-soy sauce with rice 1550 HUF,...

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  • Not only fish

    The staff speak a little English and excellent German (in fact almost all the people in Sopron do so). The portions were big and the prices ok. I recommend chicken with peach (even my husband liked it and he never likes fruits with meat).

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  • English pub and restaurant on Szechenyi...

    I stopped off at Perkovatz Haz English Pub and Restaurant on my second (and last) evening in Sopron during a visit to the city in January 2006.The pub's bright pink exterior makes it somewhat conspicuous on the picturesque square of Szechenyi Ter. It is located at the south-western end of the square, next door but one to Domotori Kaffeehaus.The...

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  • Pizza on Fo'ter

    I ate lunch at Corvinus on my second afternoon in Sopron during a visit to the city in January 2006.This pizzeria/restaurant is located on the northern side of the wonderfully picturesque square of Fo'ter, inside Storno Hav (Storno House) and next to the Firewatch Tower.The interior is decorated with dark blue painted walls and gold stars and the...

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Sopron Transportation

  • Find the bus station.

    About 3-400 m north-west of the centre is the bus station located in Lackner Kristóf utca.

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  • Using train to come or leave.

    Sopron railway station is located only a few hundred metres south of the city centre. Just follow the street named Mátyás király utca (King Mátyás street) straight ahead into the centre.

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  • Sopron Station

    We arrived here from Vienna on an Austrian Rail ways train. The journey took around 1 hour 15 minutes. We used an einfach rauch ticket to get here. This lovely old steam engine stands in Sopron Station.

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Sopron Shopping

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  • A small souvenir

    It is a machinery at the entrance of the Firewatch Tower. An elongated coin is made by a coin being forced between two steel rollers. An engraving with Sopron's Fo Ter is on one of the rollers and as the coin passes through the rollers it is elongated under tremendous pressure from the original round shape to one of an oval and the engraved design...

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  • Porcelàn

    There are many opportunities to buy porcelàn in Hungary. Here is a shop in Sopron. The sign is pretty cool, so give them a visit. Porcelàn

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  • Long Live the King

    Casual clothing. OK, This is a posed picture of Dad combing his hair in front of the Elvis Shop, where they sell Levis. Jeans

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Sopron Local Customs

  • Liszt

    Near the old town there is a Liszt Street with a plaque and bust of Listz. The bust is outside the conert hall.

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  • Fire Tower 11 - The Loyalty Gate

    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...

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  • 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...

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Sopron Off The Beaten Path

  • Shop front

    This lovely shopfront appealed to me as we we were wandering around. Baskets just look attractive when they are all grouped together or when they are hanging up around windows or doors. Sometimes it is not the big sights, but the little ones that make good photos.

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  • The Museum of Mine Workers

    An interesting little museum, close to the main place, where the history of coal mine workers is illustrated.

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  • Salamender stove

    This tiny portable oven was used for baking pizza and hot sandwiches on the main square during X-mas fair.

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Sopron Favorites

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  • How to find the objects.

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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  • Post office.

    The main post office sits along the southern side of the Széchenyi tér.

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  • General Info

    Tourism officeH-9400 Sopron, Listz Ferenc u. 1- Tel.: (+36) 99 517 560 and 99 517 561- Fax: (+36) 99 517 527- Internet: www.sopron.hu- E mail: sopron@tourinform.hu

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