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The most faithful city of Hungary

A May 2004 trip to Sopron by Tom X2

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Quote: The town of Sopron near the Austrian border has preserved its old houses, as the Turks never set foot on it. Once a small city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it gained the title of the most faithful city when after World War I the citizens decided to belong to Hungary.

The most faithful city of Hungary

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Sopron's inner town Photo, Sopron, Hungary
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A walk at the centre of Sopron is very interesting. You feel like you have gone back centuries ago, when you see the beautiful medieval buildings, the churches and the narrow streets. You enter the inner town from the north, of a gate named Elokapu (front gate). Above it is the symbol of Sopron, the fire-watch tower. Then we reach the Fo ter (main square) with the most interesting buildings around. We can see the beautiful Storno House, the Town Hall, the Trinity column, the Benedictine church and other medieval houses. Then we can walk around the streets of the inner town with beautiful squares and even more churches and houses and leave it through Hatsokapu (rear gate). The rest of the t...Read More
Solar Club Hotel Photo, Sopron, Hungary
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Best Things Nearby:The medieval town of Sopron, which has preserve a lot of old beautiful houses.Best Things About the Resort:It is conveniently near the centre of Sopron, is at the "lover's hills, a pleasant suburb.Resort Experience:The buildings of the hotel were very old and a lot of restoration was needed. The only building in somewhat good condition was the one with RCI apartments. The playground was awful, with destroyed instruments, and was not safe for kids. The restaurant (the one time we ate) had dishes of no taste, cold, and not well baked. Unit Type: 1 Bedroom Activi...Read More

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Solar Club Hotel
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Sopron, Hungary 9400
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Sopron's Inner City

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The Tower of Sopron Photo, Sopron, Hungary
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The Inner City until the end of 18th century was fortified. Remains of the fortifications you can see at several points of the city. You could enter only from the two gates, Elokapu (front gate) and Hatsokapu (rear). We enter from Elokapu and through a fortified narrow passage, which passes under the symbol of Sopron, the Fire Tower, and brings us to the main square (Fo ter). The Fire Tower was built at the end of 13th century (at least the lowest third). A splendid view oh the city, the surroundings hills and lake Fertod nearby, may be enjoyed from the roofed gallery at the top of it. It accommodated the fire watchman and his crew, who played music in the gallery and looked after the clock instal...Read More

Varkerulet and around

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Maria Column Photo, Sopron, Hungary
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Outside the inner city and around the walls fortified it, there is some pleasant squares and a circular road, named Ogabona ter, Petofi ter, Szechenyi ter and Varkerulet. Ogabona (old Corn-Market) and Petofi ter have some medieval houses at their sides and a lot of parking places, useful for visiting them and the inner city, as the distance is near. Szechenyi ter is very pleasant with a lot of green for rest of walking through the beautiful streets and hosts the bronze statue of Count Istvan Szechenyi. At the southeast end is the Domonkos templom (Dominican church), a handsome example of late baroque. Varkerulet is the main commercial street of Sopron. Its buildings are from differ...Read More
Koszeg 's castle Photo, Sopron, Hungary
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A one-day trip by car, from Sopron that will show us another medieval fortified city at the borders with Austria, which also voted to stay faith to Hungary after World War I (in 1921). We leave Sopron, from east towards Sarvar and at the small village Lovo we turn right (southwest), to Koszeg. The distance is about 50 Km. The castle of Koszeg, constructed in Middle Ages, used at first to prevent the Germans from north and then, at 16th century, it help to stop the Turks. There are a lot remains of the past in the town, but the interesting is the medieval atmosphere that comes from the streets, the houses and the squares. In the centre there is Jurisich ter with Szent Imre Templom a...Read More