11 Sights in Sopron, Hungary (with Map and Images)
Here you can book tickets, guided tours and other activities in Sopron:Tickets and guided tours on Viator*
Explore interesting sights in Sopron, Hungary. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Sopron, Hungary.List of cities in HungarySightseeing Tours in Sopron
1. Szent Mihály főangyal templom
St. Michael's Church is the oldest parish church in Sopron. It is located along a very important traffic road, in the Szentmihálydomb district. In accordance with early medieval customs, it was built in a cemetery in the 13th century before the Tatar invasion, so it was placed outside the fortified city wall (Downtown). Originally built in the Romanesque style, the church was rebuilt in the 15th century in the Gothic style. After the fire in Sopron in 1728, it underwent a Baroque reconstruction, and it was Ferenc Storno who transformed the church in the neo-Gothic style, removing the baroque features. Today it is one of the most significant Gothic churches in Hungary.
2. Nagyboldogasszony (Bencés) templom
The Benedictine Church or Assumption Church, popularly known as the Goat Church, is a Gothic church built in the 13th and 14th centuries in honor of the Assumption on the south side of the Main Square in Sopron. The Franciscan monks first built their monastery in the center of the city, and then around 1280 they erected their church next to it from carved stone from Szentmargita, which is now considered one of the most outstanding works of Hungarian early Gothic architecture. Its nave vault and organ vault were built in the middle of the 15th century, and its furnishings are in the Baroque style.
The Pannonian Limes is that part of the old Roman fortified frontier known as the Danubian Limes that runs for approximately 420 km (260 mi) from the Roman camp of Klosterneuburg in the Vienna Basin in Austria to the castrum in Singidunum (Belgrade) in present-day Serbia. The garrisons of these camps protected the Pannonian provinces against attacks from the north from the time of Augustus (31 BC–14 AD) to the beginning of the 5th century. In places this section of the Roman limes also crossed the river into the territory of the barbarians (Barbaricum).
4. Sopron-Várhely Grave Field
The Sopron-Várhely burial ground is a fortified hilltop settlement with a burial mound from the Hallstatt to the late La Tène period in the district of Várhely (Burgstall) near Brennbergbánya in the southeast of the Hungarian city of Sopron. The Burgstallberg is an eastern spur of the Alpine ridge and reaches a height of 483 m above sea level. It is separated from the Vienna Basin by the Rosalia and Leitha Mountains. The site is known for the burial mound and the figurally decorated Hallstatt urns.
5. Firewatch Tower
The 58-meter-high Sopron Tower is a symbol of the city. He stood in the square. 13. It was built in the nineteenth century and then served the city for centuries. The susceptibility of number 19. At the end of the century, while building his house, he lost it, and then for static reasons, his gate was shrunk. The nature of Redeti was restored during the 2009-2012 reinforcement and recovery period.
6. Sörházdombi kilátó
The Sörházdombi lookout tower in Sopron was built on the 300 m high Beer House Hill, a point of the Lövérek towering above the city. Within easy walking distance from Lövér-körút or Sörházdombi út, the object offers a great view of the whole city and the forested slopes of the Sopron Mountains. Exact location: 47° 40.461' north latitude 16° 34.299' east longitude.
On the site of the White Angel pharmacy, which opened in 1601, the country's first pharmacy museum was opened on June 11, 1968. The premises were furnished with furniture from the Black Elephant Pharmacy, which had previously operated in the Storno House. The exhibition on the history of pharmacy at the Sopron Museum can still be visited today.
8. VOLT Festival
The VOLT Festival is one of Hungary largest popular music festivals, held in Sopron every year since 1993. The event is characterized by a diversity of musical offerings, with representatives of many other genres performing at various venues, in addition to rock, electronic music, world music and jazz concerts.
The Fabricius House is one of the most characteristic buildings in the Main Square of Sopron. The building was built on the remains of a public building from the Roman period. The building in its current form can be seen from the 14th century.
The Károly lookout tower and the 398 m high Charles Heights themselves both preserve the memory of Károly Romwalter, printer and newspaper publisher from Sopron, because he and his son carved the first lookout tower at this place in 1876.
The Statue of the Holy Trinity in Sopron is one of the most valuable works of Baroque sculpture in Hungary. The richly decorated, sokalakos sculpture ensemble, dating from 1701, is located in the middle of the Main Square.
Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.