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  • 1 Fo Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fõ Tér H - Sopron 9400

    The charming square, the most airy open space in the old part of Sopron, is surrounded by characterful buildings, such as the Fire Tower, the town hall, Storno-ház and Fabricius-ház. On it stands the twisted Plague Column (or Trinity Column) dating f..

  • 2 Synagogue Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Új Utca 22-24 H - Sopron 9400

    In the 9C Jews settled in the street called Új utca before being driven away in 1526. They built a synagogue in the 14C (at n° 22-24) which was later turned into a private residence. The synagogue was rediscovered in 1967 and has since been restored ..

  • 3 Fire Tower or Watchtower / Town Tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fõ Tér H - Sopron 9400

    The tower rises to a height of 61m, the town's tallest building. The watchman used to stand on the balcony to give warnings of fire. The place is now open to visitors, who can see the roofs and layout of the town, and enjoy a panorama of the foothill..

  • 4 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fõ Tér 1 H - Sopron 9400

    The 19C town hall was built in the eclectic style that was in vogue at the time. Its library contains 15 000 books and 5 000 medieval documents, including charters, royal bulls and manuscript fragments accumulated since 1381.

  • 5 Storno House

    Museums and art

    Fõ Tér 8 H - Sopron 9400

    Originally dating from the 15C, the house was rebuilt in the 18C in the Baroque style. King Matthias stayed here in 1482 and the musician Franz Liszt in 1820 and 1881. Today, apart from an exhibition on Sopron from the 16C to the present day, the hou..

  • 6 Fabricius House

    Museums and art

    Fõ Tér 6 H - Sopron 9400

    The house stands on Roman foundations, and its present appearance dates back to the 18C. There are three exhibitions. The first is on the history of the Amber Route and the second is a fascinating account of daily life in Sopron in the 18C. The third..

  • 7 Pharmacy Museum

    Museums and art

    Fõ Tér 2 H - Sopron 9400

    The Angel Pharmacy founded in 1595 (the date is controversial) exhibits many objects from its early days, such as pots of blue glass, enamelled faience, drawers for dried plants, containers for making preparations, and so on. The pots are decorated w..

  • 8 Goat Church

    Religious buildings

    Templom Utca 1 H - Sopron 9400

    The late-13C church contains a painting at the high altar by Dorfmeister, one of the great masters of Baroque, who lived at Sopron. The beautiful chapter room has pointed vaults with ribs running right down to the bases of the columns. The church's n..

  • 9 Mining Museum

    Museums and art

    Templom Utca 2 H - Sopron 9408

    The Baroque building opposite Keske Templon (Goat Church) was the former residence of the Esterházy family (whose crest may be seen over the door). It now houses a museum on Sopron's mining tradition, which dates back to the 18C. Working models, tool..

  • 10 Lutheran Church

    Religious buildings

    Templom utca 10 H - Sopron 9400

    The church built between 1872 and 1873 had to wait 80 years for its bell tower because Josef II, Emperor of Austria, had forbidden the building of bell towers on Lutheran churches. The huge church can hold a congregation of 4 000, on three levels. It..

  • 11 Orsolya Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Chemin Magyar H - Sopron 9400

    On the small square are the Church of the Virgin Mary and an arcaded house called Lábasház (House on Stilts) where temporary exhibitions are held. The Mary Fountain in the middle of the square dates from the 16C, although it was only placed here in 1..

  • 12 Franz Liszt Cultural Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Liszt Ferenc utca 1 H - Sopron 9400

    Although it bears his name, the cultural centre has nothing to do with Franz Liszt. It does, however, house a library, a theatre and the official tourist agency.

  • 13 Ethnographic collections

    Museums and art

    Deák Tér 1 H - Sopron 9400

    Once devoted to Liszt, the museum now contains a magnificent collection of craft objects, rustic instruments and tools.

  • 14 Baker's Museum

    Museums and art

    Bécsi ut 5 H - Sopron 9400

    The Baker's Museum housed in a former bakery still smells deliciously of bread and pastries.

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