Museum in Sopron

Fabricius House

The baroque Fabricius House was built on Roman foundations and is divided into three distinct sections. The main archaeological exhibition covers Celtic, Roman and Hungarian periods of history on its lower floors, t…
Tower in Sopron

Firewatch Tower

The 60m-high tower, from which trumpeters would warn of fire, mark the hour and watch for salespeople trying to smuggle in non-Sopron wine, is a true architectural hybrid. The 2m-thick square base, built on a Roman …
Museum in Sopron

Storno House

Storno House, built in 1417, has an illustrious history, not least because King Matthias stayed here in 1482–3, and Franz Liszt played a number of concerts here in the mid-19th century. Later it was taken over by th…
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Storno Collection

The Storno Collection is on the 2nd floor of Storno House, home to the Swiss-Italian family of Ferenc Storno, chimney sweep turned art restorer, whose recarving of Romanesque and Gothic monuments throughout Transdan…
Church in Sopron

St Michael's Church & Chapel of St James

At the top of the Lővér Hills, is St Michael's Church (Szent Mihály-templom), built between the 13th and 15th centuries and featuring some impressive gargoyles. Behind St Michael's to the south is the little Romanes…
Historic Site in Sopron

Medieval Chapter Hall

Beneath the Goat Church is the Chapter Hall - part of a 14th-century Benedictine monastery, with frescoes and stone carvings of grotesques, demons, and human moods and emotions.
Church in Sopron

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 ceiling frescoes by Dorfmeister, as well as a stupendously ornate …
Historic Site in Sopron

Fidelity Gate

Fidelity Gate at the bottom of the Firewatch Tower (tűztorony) shows 'Hungaria' receiving the civitas fidelissima (Latin for 'the most loyal citizenry') of Sopron. It was erected in 1922 after that crucial referendu…
Church in Sopron

Goat Church

Dominating the southern side of the main square, this mostly Gothic church gets its unusual name from the legend that the church has been built thanks to the treasure unearthed by a goat (hence the stone goat being …
Historic Building in Sopron

House of the Two Moors

Fashioned from two 17th-century peasant houses, the ornate gate of this house is guarded by two large statues, previously painted an exaggerated black to represent the darker-skinned Moors, which are now painted whi…