Past the Old Synagogue, if you're walking down Új utca from the Scarbantia Forum, you'll also come across the New Synagogue across the...
The Scarbantia Forum is an original Roman-era marketplace recently discovered under – and accessible through – an office block.
Medieval Chapter Hall
Beneath the Goat Church is the Chapter Hall - part of a 14th-century Benedictine monastery, with frescoes and stone carvings of...
The incongruously cutesy wooden furniture looks out of place inside this stone cellar, but that shouldn’t detract from the pleasure of...
Though the menu at this popular pizzeria runs the gamut from pizza and pasta to meat, fish and Hungarian takes on Mexican dishes, pizza...
Új utca 22 · interesting places nearby
Old Synagogue information
Új utca was known as Zsidó utca (Jewish St) until the Jews were evicted from Sopron in 1526 after being accused of plotting with Turks. It features a remnant of the medieval community’s existence – the Old Synagogue, built in the 14th century and containing two rooms, one for each sex (note the women’s windows along the west wall). The main room contains a medieval ‘holy of holies’, with geometric designs and trees carved in stone, and some incongruous-looking stained-glass windows. The inscriptions on the walls date from 1490. There’s a reconstructed mikvah (ritual bath) in the courtyard as well as a plaque commemorating the devastation of Sopron’s Jewish community under the Nazis in 1944.