Must see attractions in Sopron

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    Storno House & Collection

    Built in 1417, Storno House has an illustrious history: King Matthias stayed here in 1482–83, and Franz Liszt played a number of concerts here in the mid…

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    Firewatch Tower

    A narrow spiral staircase of 116 steps leads to the summit of this 60m-high tower, from which trumpeters would warn of fire, mark the hour and watch for…

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    Fabricius House

    This baroque mansion is divided into three sections. The archaeological exhibition covers Celtic, Roman and Hungarian periods of history, the standout…

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    Old Synagogue

    The Old Synagogue, built in the 14th century, contains two rooms, one for each sex (note the women’s windows along the west wall). The main room contains…

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    Harrer Chocolate Factory

    Sopron’s answer to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. The Austrian confectioner dynasty Harrer goes back four generations and aims to initiate you into the…

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    Goat Church

    Built in the late 13th century, this mostly Gothic church gets its unusual name from the legend that the church had been built thanks to the treasure…

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    New Synagogue

    Like the Old Synagogue, the New Synagogue was also built in the 14th century; both are among the greatest Jewish Gothic monuments in Europe. The New…

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    Fidelity Gate

    Fidelity Gate, at the bottom of the Firewatch Tower, depicts 'Hungaria' receiving the kneeling civitas fidelissima (Latin for 'the most loyal citizenry')…

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    Pharmacy Museum

    Housed in a Gothic building just off the main square, the Pharmacy Museum features a 17th-century apothecary. This collection of curios comprises an…

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    Chapel of St James

    Behind St Michael's Church is the Romanesque-Gothic Chapel of St James, the oldest structure in Sopron and originally an ossuary.

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    St Michael's Church

    At the top of the Lővér Hills is St Michael's Church, built between the 13th and 15th centuries and featuring impressive gargoyles. Not much escaped the…

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    Roman Ruins

    As the plaque on the ground in Fő tér reminds you, Sopron used to be an important stop along the Amber Road, and fragments of Sopron’s Roman past – in the…

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    Fő tér

    The oddly shaped Fő tér contains several museums, churches and monuments, including the massive Firewatch Tower, which can be climbed. In the centre of Fő…

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    Holocaust Memorial

    This Holocaust memorial, across the street from the derelict Orthodox synagogue, was erected with much political chest-beating in 2004. It features…

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    Evidence of Sopron’s Jewish past can be seen at the crumbling Orthodox synagogue east of the Inner Town, boarded up and falling into disrepair. A plaque…

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    House of the Two Moors

    Fashioned from two 17th-century peasant houses, the House of the Two Moors and its ornate gate are guarded by two large statues. Previously painted an…

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    Church of the Holy Spirit

    The interior of this 15th-century church is rather dark, but if you time your visit for midday, you’ll be able catch a glimpse of some fine wall and…

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    Trinity Column

    One of the focal points of graceful Fő tér is the Trinity Column, the best example of a 'plague pillar' in Hungary. It was erected to commemorate the fact…

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    Scarbantia Forum

    The Scarbantia Forum is an original Roman-era marketplace recently discovered under – and accessible through – an office block.