Numerous adjectives are associated with the town of Sopron:
the “TOWN OF LOYALTY”, the “CAPITAL OF BLAUFRäNKISCH”, the “GATE TO THE WEST”. The locals also invented snappy sayings for their beloved town, e.g.: if you see the barren or snow-capped peak of the Schneeberg, it will rain, if you don't see it, it is already raining. And besides, in Sopron it either rains or the wind blows or they ring the bells.
But of course, the wind doesn't always blow in Sopron and this wonderful town offers countless sights and experiences.
We would like to reveal to you the treasures of our town, hoping that with the help of our website you will feel what the slogan of the VOLT Festival is:
"THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE SOPRON."
At the end of the 19th century the richest, wine-trading families in Sopron (Russ, Flandorffer, Lenck) started to build luxurious city villas in Sopron.
Benedictine (Goat) church and Chantry hall
In the heart of the town centre, on the Main Square you can find one of the most famous and oldest churches in the historic centre, the Goat Church.
The Castle Wall Promenade and the Castle District
The Sopron castle wall and town wall is unique in Hungary, because it has been here since Roman times, for 1600 years, defining the image of the historical downtown (Castle District) and the outer side of the castle wall, the Castle District.
Holy Trinity Statue (Plague Column)
The Holy Trinity statue, which adorns the Main Square with its unparalleled beauty, is a special attraction of Sopron for two reasons.
The Sopron Petőfi Theatre
It is the most beautiful Art Nouveau building in Sopron, the scene of the Sopron theatre art for more than a century and a half.
One of the oldest public parks in Hungary was named Elizabeth in 1899 in honour of the queen who died a tragic death. The area, which has been protected since 1942, is home to several special plants, an outstanding specimen of sierra redwood, which is the tallest one in Hungary.
Medieval Old Synagogue
The Jews of Sopron settled in the former Zsidó utca (Jewish Street) that is now Új utca, and around 1300 the synagogue of the community, the Old Synagogue was established.
Sörházdomb (Beer Hill) Lookout Tower
The Sörházdomb lookout tower is the only one of the Park Forest lookouts that has a bolted wooden structure made of glued brackets, making it an architecturally unique piece.
Károly Lookout Tower
It is the centre and most visited place of the Park Forest in Sopron, and today it is the second symbol of the town of Sopron after the Fire Tower.
Perhaps the most special attraction of Sopron is the Taród Castle, also called Fool's Castle and Owl Castle. For the most part, it is the 50-year work of one single man, István Taródi, who used 150-200 railway cars of stones and bricks in the course of the construction until his death in 2010.
Church of St. Michael
The oldest parish church of Sopron that stands on St. Michael's Hill was founded in the 13th century, before the Mongol invasion.
Sopronbánfalva Pauline-Carmelite Monastery and Church of the Queen of Heaven
Through the Stairs of the Saints, a road leads to the Pauline-Carmelite Monastery and the Queen of Heaven Church in Sopronbánfalva.
Cobblestone Children's Museum (Eggenberg House)
The Eggenberg House, located at 12 Szent György Street, a building that has played a significant role in the town's church history, is now home to the Cobblestone Children's Museum.
Central Mining Museum
The Central Mining Museum opened in October 1957 in the Esterházy Palace in the centre of Sopron. The house of medieval origin at the beginning of Templom Street was the residence of the town captains until 1631.
The Fire Tower is a symbol of the town of Sopron. It has Roman foundations, its cylindrical part is medieval, its balcony and clock tower are Renaissance, its dome is Baroque. Its Loyalty Gate frames the 2,000-year history of the town centre.
The Storno house
The baroque building in front of the Fire Tower took its current shape in the 18th century, when it was owned by the Festetics family. It was named after the Storno family of restorers and art collectors from Switzerland.
Setting out from Lővér Hotel and laid out along some 3300 metres, the Váris Walk joins Ojtozi Promenade to arrive back at its starting point.
Cyclamen nature trail
It was the first nature trail in Hungary, named after the forest cyclamen native to the Sopron area.
Tolvaj-árok Nature Study Path
Tolvaj-árok (Thief’s Ditch) is the most romantic valley in the uplands, one of the loveliest parts of these local woods with its steep angles, narrow washed-out paths and hillsides exceeding 25 degrees in many places.
Wildlife Management and Hunting Nature Trail
The latest nature trail in the park forest, which is the most important in the country from the point of view that it features not only exciting interactive information boards, but you can also see and try out the game management equipment used in real life here.
Lily of the Valley Nature Trail
The 3.5-kilometer-long nature trail, starting from the Tómalom Bath, presents the flora and fauna of the Szárhalmi Forest with beautifully designed information boards at 8 demonstration stations.
Steigler Cellar is located in the heart of Sopron's poncichter district, on Balfi Road, on the edge of the city center. The cellar system, which bears all the local characteristics, was built centuries ago, under the dwelling houses.
Harrer chocolate-workshop and patisserie
The Harrer Chocolate Factory and Confectionery offers heavenly cakes, pies, ice cream, coffee and tea specialties, and last but not least, soft, pampering chocolate specialties.
Rosengarten Hotel and Restaurant
Rosengarten Hotel & Restaurant is less than
Kiwi Ice Cream Parlour
The Kiwi Ice Cream Parlour is located in the centre of Sopron, a few steps from the Fire Tower.
The Inn is an ideal starting point for exploring the city of Sopron, as it is located right next to the historical city centre, in the old “Poncichter” district.
The Deák Restaurant is the sites and mellowed building of the Deák square in Sopron, the longest one in Middle Europe.
The Dömötöri Confectionery & Café opened in
El Gusto Gourmet
Coffee, bistro, cake, ice cream
BISTRO. Just the way you love. Clean design, cozy terrace, simple, fast food, Danesi coffee, El Gusto Gelato ice cream.
As for what is ”hidden” in the building the foundation of which dates back to the 16th century?
Guesthouse Fehér Rózsa
We are waiting for our dear guests with home-made flavors, favorable prices, a cozy garden, live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Come and try our Mexican and Italian dishes! Have lunch with us every weekday, when we are waiting for you with a fresh and varied daily menu.
Capacity: 90 people
Spoken languages: English, German
The business premises, built in 1982 under strict monumental supervision, have preserved the beauties and values of the building, yet they feel friendly and homely within the ancient walls.
Gyógygödör Wine Tavern
The wine bar awaits its dear guests on almost 300 m2, with 3 rooms in the basement of the Kossow House, at 4 Fő tér.
Capacity: 130 people
Spoken languages: English, German
Southwest of the city centre is the garden villa and holiday district of Sopron, Lővérek, which is located on the slopes of the
Koffer Wine & Bar
Koffer Bor & Bár is located in the heart of
In the specialty café right in the middle of Sopron’s Castle District, you can taste their own classic espresso coffee blend called Sopron, which is an Ethiopian-Brazilian (Guji Highland - Fazenda Zaroca) blend, and the “Single origin” coffee and filter coffee are according to the current offer.
The Museum Café, located in
Ottó Cellar, Wine Bar and Pension
A wine bar of
It evokes an English pub, but above all a real
Prinyő Wine House
...where would a better place be for having one or two glasses of wine, than at one of the highest spots of Sopron, a few metres away from the wonderful view, which does not only present the whole town with the robust roofing of the fire watch tower, but in clear weather it eye blindingly reveals the ranges of Schneeberg too.
Our restaurant opened in May 2014, just a 10-minute walk from the city centre, in a quiet green, lakeside environment.
Spájz (Pantry) Raw Vegan Bistro
Spájz, the first raw vegan bistro in
It is a Scandinavian-style specialty café on Ágfalvi út, at the main entrance of the Diaber House.
TasteVino Wine Bar & Vinotheque
In addition to quality, artisanal wines, Szabolcs Lukács awaits his guests with coffee and various drinks. He was the winner of the Hungarian Sommelier Championship in 2007, and in 2010 he represented Hungary at the World Sommelier Championship in Chile.
The Hungarian-style Tercia Hubertus Restaurant and Pension, opened in 1998, welcomes its guests in one of the most beautiful parts of
ZAKAnt Restaurant @ Fine Bistro
A unique à la carte restaurant in fine bistro-style in Sopron, with a beautiful view on the Fire Tower. In summer, a cozy Mediterranean terrace next to the pool; in winter, a lush winter garden, which is an ideal place for intimate family / friends’ gatherings. What else could be better than enjoying culinary masterpieces on the terrace next to the cool pool in the summer, or enjoying lunch or dinner sitting on fluffy comfortable chairs in the winter while admiring the snow-covered panorama? For the sake of keeping the exclusivity of the restaurant, it can seat 32 people, but on demand, it can be enlarged to seat 64 people.
Hunting Horn (Vadászkürt) Restaurant
Restaurant Hunting Horn is offering regional, home-made Hungarian and international dishes in Sopron.
Tramini Wine Café
House No. 63 in the Castle District should perhaps be much more famous for its former resident Judit Dukai Takách (1795-1836), the poetess who once lived in this house.
One Eleven Concept Roastery
World-class coffee roasting in Sopron! One Eleven Concept Roastery is the "specialty" coffee roaster of the four-time Hungarian barista champion Attila Molnár. Attila's profession has been coffee for more than 15 years. In 2009, he was the only Hungarian to reach the final of the World Barista Championship (WBC). Since then, he has been an active participant in the international coffee industry, the founder of the internationally renowned Tamp & Pull café and the representative of several well-known brands in Hungary.
Hotel Sopron is located just 10 minutes' drive to the Austrian – Hungarian border and offers a unique view of the historic part of Sopron.
The Pannonia Hotel is located on the main street of Sopron. The hotel offers for guests accommodation, guarded deepgarage, fitness-wellness services and excellent gastronomy.
Hotel Wabi - Beauty & Dental Center ****
Offering beauty and dental treatments and a wellness centre with an indoor swimming pool, Wabi Center is located in Sopron, 5 km from the Austrian border. Free WiFi access and free private parking are available.
Hotel Wollner ****
The Wollner Hotel is a four star family run hotel, which has the charm of the 19th century.
Hotel Lövér ***superior
The Hotel Lövér Sopron enjoys a peaceful location on the edge of a nature reserve, 4 km from the centre of Sopron.
Hotel Szieszta ***
The biggest in Sopron
Hotel Szieszta is the biggest hotel in Sopron situated right next to a five-acre green park in the Lővérek forests, in an attractive, calm and relaxing environment. The city’s historic downtown is only a 15-minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Boutique Hotel Civitas
Hotel Civitas*** is located in the downtown of Sopron, a few minutes of walk from many famous sights of the city.
Unser Hotel ist ein hervorragender Ausgangspunkt, um die Kuriositäten der Stadt kennenzulernen, die zu Recht berühmten Cafés und Restaurants zu erkunden und Ausflüge zu unternehmen. An unserer Rezeption bieten wir auch die Möglichkeit, über unsere Partner verschiedene Freizeitprogramme zu nutzen. 32 Zimmer, 65 Betten Gesprochene Sprachen: Ungarisch, Deutsch, Englisch
Rosengarten Hotel & Restaurant
Set within 1.3 km from the Baroque-style Old Town of Sopron, this hotel houses a beauty salon and a dentist clinic.
The hotel is located in the peaceful Lövérek resort area of Sopron, 2 km from the historical area.
Erhardt Restaurant and Pension
Our family hotel with 18 rooms is in the historical downtown of Sopron, in the „Poncichter” quarter.
The Guest House was built in the most beautiful part of Sopron in the Löverek. With a short walk from the guest house you may reach the tourist district, from where on the marked tourist paths you may wander about the area surrounding the town.
Átrium Art & Rooms
The 4-star Atrium Art & Rooms is a standard boutique hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the bustling city center with its cafés and restaurants.
Pension Diana is expecting its guests in Sopron, in one of the city’s most beautiful places, in neighbourhood of holiday hotels and the state sanatorium, in the heart of Lőverek which is famous for its climate.
Pension und Restaurant "Fehér Rózsa"
In our pension we are waiting for those who want to relax in Sopron with double and quadruple rooms with shower.
Pension Fényes Vinorium
Located 800 m from the historic centre of Sopron, Fényes Panzió offers functional rooms with free WiFi and a TV.
Located in the peaceful Lővérek area of Sopron, 2 km away from the historical centre.
The Jégverem Inn
The Jégverem Inn is housed in a 250-year old, wood-beam building, with 2- and 4-bed rooms with all modern amenities, including TV and in-suite bathroom.
Ottó Cellar and Pension
Our pension is located in a quiet part of Sopron, at the foot of Lővérek.
Our pension is located in the famous place of Sopron, at the Resting Cross, 4 km from the Balfi Spa, with an unparalleled view of Sopron and the Austrian mountain ranges.
In one of the most beautiful parts of Sopron, on the Bécsi Hill, the Hubertus Restaurant and Pension offers 12 comfortable rooms for travelers.
Hunting Horn Guest-house and Restaurant
Vadászkürt Panzió és Étterem is located a 15-minute walk from both the city center and the Lővérek Protection Area.
B&B Villa Mimi
Villa Mimi is a garden guesthouse built in 1881 in a romantic style, with a large garden, terrace, pavilion, pleasant surroundings and beautiful city views.
Apartment Alpesi Trimmel
Alpesi Trimmel Vendégház is located in a residential area of Sopron, 2 km from the Train Station and the Fire Tower.
Our family-run guest house is located in Sopron, along the bypass road, a few minutes' walk from the historic city center.
Our guesthouse is located in a quiet area of Sopron, 2 km from the historical center.
Spend relaxing days in Sopron at the foot of the Alps, in the Town of Loyalty!
Guest house Ringhofer
The Guesthouse is located in Sopron, 700 m from Firewatch Tower.
Apartment Rita located in Sopron, at the foot of Sörházdomb lookout tower in Lővérek.
Alpesi Apartman located 10 minutes from city center of Sopron, near the railway station.
Cyclamen Wooden houses
Located 5 km away from the town of Sopron, surrounded by forest Ciklámen Faházak provides wooden bungalows with bathroom in the valley of the Rák Creek.
Villa Magnolia is located in a quiet, beautiful street in the Alsólőverek district of Sopron. The city center is a 10-minute walk away.
Child and Youth Camp of Sopron
Child and Youth Camp of Sopron awaits its dear guests in the embrace of the Brennberg Valley.
Dormitory of the Vocational Training Center (SOSZI) Sopron
Located in Sopron, 500 m from Firewatch Tower, features free WiFi access and free private parking.
Bástya Guest House
The Bástya guest house was built next to a little bastion of the outer wall of the fortress. The name originates from here since "bástya" means bastion.
We are there for our dear guests in a surrounding with family houses, along an international bicycle road and by-pass road at the foot of the Bécsi Hill in Sopron. Our guest house can be directly approached from the railway station by a local bus.