Program recommendations for visitors with children
Sopron and its surroundings offer countless experiences for our guests with children. We offer you a little sample now - not intended to be comprehensive - so that you can enjoy your memories of the Sopron Region, and return to us later!
Fire Tower - Macskakő Children's Museum - Zwinger Café - Mining Museum - Sopron Trackless Tourist Train
Can you climb the 119 steps of the Fire Tower? If you can, then you can enjoy an unparalleled view of the entire city in front of you! From here you can also see some of the Museum buildings, which we will visit later.
Let’s start here: The Macskakő Children’s Museum invites you to a time travel, where you will fly back in time in an exciting interactive space, putting on contemporary clothes, playing with games from the last century, and eating at an ancient dining table.
In the meantime, we will have time for an ice cream, too: In the "Do it yourself" ice cream shop of Zwinger Café, you can put together the ice cream cup of your dreams, as you can choose from plenty of toppings, dressings and candies!
The Mining Museum's Adventure Mine is the children's realm where everyone can become a small miner, put on a mining helmet or protective leather, slip into the mine, go along narrow and dark trenches, travel in a mine truck, and try the medieval water lifting structure. In addition, you can also enjoy a new interactive exhibition! Had enough of walking? You can tour the city and learn about it in special experience vehicles: find the small trains starting from the Main Square!
Lővér Adventure Park - Witch fairy nature trail - Károly lookout tower - Kőhalmy Hunting Museum - Forest adventure park
You can spend an active morning at the Lővér Adventure Park, where you can complete 120 difficult but doable obstacles at a height of 8-10 meters.
The eight-station Witch fairy nature trail starts here and leads you all the way to the Kőhalmy Hunting Museum. On the nature trail, you can use a map to track local legends and witch stories, and after completing the tasks at each station, you can collect stamps, which you can exchange for a reward at the final station.
Arriving at the Charles lookout tour, you will have a priceless view from the two-storey roof terrace. The Kőhalmy Hunting Museum is also worth visiting, where you can learn about the rich flora and fauna of the Sopron forests with the help of interactive tools.
In the forest theme park, next to the Museum, you can try the barefoot forest path, among other things.
Alpine park - Highway Code park - Elizabeth Garden - Botanical Garden, Ligneum - Coronation Hill and Amphitheatre - Harrer Chocolate Workshop
Lőver Alpin Park is an exciting forest playground for children, a leisure and adventure park on the edge of the Sopron park forest in the Lővérek, where in addition to plenty of skill tracks, there is also a Mini-Bike bike park and a Highway Code track.
The Highway Code park is located in the popular, picturesque Citadel Park, where children can learn the basics of traffic rules while riding two-wheeled small bikes. Besides the Highway Code park, a children’s playground and an adult gym offer additional experiences.
Walking among the shady trees of Elizabeth Garden, you can embrace the huge mammoth pine tree, between the branches and ridges of which the winged fairies of the garden live. If you catch sight of them, you can make a wish!
Wandering through the 3-level theme park of the Ligneum Visitor Centre in the Botanical Gardens, even those who are less enthusiastic about biology or science can discover the beauty of nature. Models, mock-ups, wooden toys, a life-size oak model, and educational short films will help you find your way among the mysteries of the forests.
From the Vienna Hill, you’ll get picturesque views of the city, and you’ll also find there a unique playground. One important part of the fenced park is the huge Scarbantia Fortress.
The Harrer Chocolate Workshop in Sopron reveals the sweet secret world of chocolate making: all you have to do is sign up for a chocolate tasting, during which you can also see a short film about chocolate making, and you can also try the chocolate fountain with fresh fruits.
Fertőrákos, Rock buckthorn educational trail - Sailing on Lake Neusiedl - Fertőboz, Gloriette lookout tower - Nagycenk, Széchenyi museum railway
Turning off from the Rock buckthorn nature trail, which leads you along the surface of the fully renovated Fertőrákos quarry, you will reach a cave with a theatre, where lifelike replicas of sharks and dolphins help you to get an insight into what it was like when the area was still covered by the sea.
The unique beauty of Lake Neusiedl may be best experienced during a boat cruise.
The Gloriette lookout can be reached from the main street of Fertőboz. It is recommended to walk down the 500-metre-long wooden staircase, as you will be greeted by a unique view there.
The Széchenyi Museum Railway starts in Nagycenk, where service is provided by children as the railway staff. Here, you will have a chance to meet András the steam locomotive, and you can also enjoy the open-air museum and a new playground!