Wandering in the Old Town of Sopron, Hungary

Hungary, Sopron Guide (B): Wandering in the Old Town of Sopron, Hungary

During my frequent stops in Vienna, I became increasingly curious about visiting the awfully close border towns of Hungary like Kőszeg and Sopron. While both are perfectly manageable day trips from Vienna, I simply never got around tot hem while I was there. So when I decided to spend some time in Hungary this July, Sopron made for a natural first stop on my visit to Hungary.

The city of Sopron sits at the closest border crossing to Vienna between Austria and Hungary. This has led to it becoming quite popular with Viennese locals popping over to shop and get cheap dental work. However, that’s not all Sopron is. At the centre of Sopron is a precious little old town, full of elegant buildings and intriguing history. Allow me to share with you this grand little city, only a stone’s throw from Vienna.

Let’s start in the centre and work our way out. At the northern end of Sopron’s Old town lies the European staple, the Main Square. They’re usually a good place to start, right? Sopron’s certainly is. Around the sides of the Main Square, visitors are treated to some wonderfully elegant buildings. There’s the stately City Hall, another government building opposite and plenty of well-preserved homes. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Wandering in the Old Town of Sopron, Hungary
Guide Location: Hungary » Sopron
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Main Square   City Hall   Goat Church   Church of the Assumption   Fire Tower   Storno House   Cezar Pince   Széchenyi Square   Vadászkürt Panzió  
Author: David Johnston
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