Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Sopron

Storno House

Storno House, built in 1417, has an illustrious history: King Matthias stayed here in 1482–83, and Franz Liszt played a number of concerts here in the mid-19th century. Later it was taken over by the Swiss-Italian f…
Top Choice Tower in Sopron

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 salespeople trying to smuggle in non-Sopron wine. Apart from t…
Top Choice Museum in Sopron

Fabricius House

This baroque mansion is divided into three sections. The archaeological exhibition covers Celtic, Roman and Hungarian periods of history, the standout artefact being the 1200-year-old Cunpald Goblet – don’t miss the…
Museum in Sopron

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 a medieval ‘holy of holies’, with geometric designs and trees…
Factory in Sopron

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 mysteries of pralines, truffles, flavoured chocolate and so m…
Church in Sopron

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 unearthed by a goatherd (hence the stone goat being cuddled by an…
Jewish Site in Sopron

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 Synagogue contains an exhibit on the Forgotten Sopronians – the 40…
Historic Site in Sopron

Fidelity Gate

Fidelity Gate, at the bottom of the Firewatch Tower, depicts 'Hungaria' receiving the kneeling civitas fidelissima (Latin for 'the most loyal citizenry') of Sopron, together with Sopron's coat of arms. It was erecte…
Museum in Sopron

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 assortment of ancient pharmaceutical tools, cures, books and gorge…
Church in Sopron

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.